North American members

Dr Audrey L. Anton
Audrey is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Western Kentucky University. She researches topics in Aristotelianism such as virtue, vice, character, eudaimonia, responsibility and causation. She applies her thoughts on these Aristotelian themes to contemporary issues concerning criminal justice, psychopathy, character improvement, addiction, and moral responsibility.

Professor Ronald Beiner
Ronnie is Professor of Political Science, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and was, until taking up his year-long position at CASEP (and a concurrent appointment at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge), Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto at Mississauga. His latest book, Civil Religion: A Dialogue in the History of Political Philosophy (Cambridge University Press, 2011), explores how modern thinkers have addressed the problem of politics and religion. Other books include the monograph Political Judgment (University of Chicago Press, 1983) and no less than three books of collected essays: What's the Matter with Liberalism? (University of California Press, 1992), Philosophy in a Time of Lost Spirit: Essays on Contemporary Theory (University of Toronto Press, 1997), and Liberalism, Nationalism, Citizenship: Essays on the Problem of Political Community (University of British Colombia Press, 2003). He is also editor of Hannah Arendt's Lectures on Kant's Political Philosophy (University of Chicago Press, 1982),Theorizing Citizenship (State University of New York Press, 1995), Theorizing Nationalism (State University of New York Press, 1999), and co-editor of Democratic Theory and Technological Society (M. E. Sharpe, 1988), Kant and Political Philosophy (Yale University Press, 1993), Canadian Political Philosophy: Contemporary Reflections (Oxford University Press, 2001), and Judgment, Imagination, and Politics: Themes from Kant and Arendt (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001). Ronnie was Visiting Research Fellow at CASEP in 2011-12.

Caleb Bernacchio
Caleb's doctoral research is into the relationship between the transformations of Kant's thought in both the philosophy of science and the continental tradition and the return to Aristotle and Thomism as a source for practical philosophy.  In addition, he is interested in Ignatian spirituality and its implications for philosophy.

Brian Boyd
Brian is undertaking doctoral research at Geoergtown University, after studying at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford, as a Weaver Fellow of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. His interest in Thomistic Aristotelianism particularly focuses on the work of Alasdair MacIntyre and its implications for politics and medical ethics.

Dr Don Carmichael
Don is a political philosopher in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. His interests cover both historical and contemporary political philosophy. He regularly teaches a foundation course in the history of western political thought, and his main interests in this area are Aristotle, Hobbes, Al-farabi and Ibn 'Arabi. In contemporary political philosophy, his work focuses on issues and problems of liberalism. He has published Democracy, Rights, and Well-Being as well as articles on the interpretation of Hobbes. He is currently working on a study of 'the political life' in Aristotle.

Professor Fred Dallmayr
Fred is Packey J. Dee Professor Emeritus of philosophy and political science at the University of Notre Dame. He has been working for several decades on the intersection between Aristotle's legacy and modern and contemporary European philosophy and political thought, with a focus on Hegel, Heidegger, Gadamer, Ricoeur, and Merleau-Ponty. In addition he has pursued linkages between "virtue ethics" and Indian and East Asian thought, with a focus on Vedanta, Gandhi, and Confucianism.

Philip de Mahy
Philip is a PhD student in Political Theory at the Catholic University of America. Before moving to Washington DC, he studied at the Eric Voegelin Institute at Louisiana State University. His most recent work deals with the study of political practices in contemporary Christian groups (such as L'Arche and the Charismatic Covenant Communities) as new models for Aristotelian politics.

Dr Ruth Groff
Ruth is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Saint Louis University, Missouri, where she teaches courses that connect the history of Western social and political thought to the history of Western philosophy.  She is the author of Critical Realism, Postpositivism and the Possibility of Knowledge (Routledge, 2004) and the editor of Revitalizing Causality: Realism About Causality in Philosophy and Social Science (Routledge, 2008).  She is working now on a new book, Ontology Revisited: Metaphysics in Social and Political Philosophy, and is co-editing a volume called Powers and Capacities in Philosophy: The New Aristotelianism (Routledge, forthcoming). Ruth is Reviews Editor for the journal New Political Science and has been an editor of the Journal of Critical Realism. In keeping with her concern with the ontological and epistemological infrastructure of social, political and moral theory, she is interested in the conceptual relationships between Marx and Aristotle and between Marxist philosophy and neo-Aristotelianism.

Craig Iffland
Craig is pursuing a Master's of Theological Studies (MTS) at the University of Notre Dame after studying at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, in 2010-11, and earlier serving as research fellow for the Social Trends Institute, in Barcelona, Spain. His research interests include Thomistic natural law theory, philosophical personalism, and contemporary theories of action. His work has been published in The Political Studies ReviewThe George Mason Review, and the American Journal of Bioethics. He is the co-editor (with Melanie Barrett) of a forthcoming volume on the nature of the human person.

Jane Clare Jones
Jane read Social and Political Science at King’s College, Cambridge, and then completed her MPhil at Goldsmiths on discourses of origin in Greek thought and on the work of Martin Heidegger and Luce Irigaray. She is currently a doctoral student in philosophy at Stony Brook (SUNY), working at the intersection of feminist ethics and politics, twentieth-century French metaphysics, and contemporary Aristotelianism.  Her thesis is concerned with unfolding the ethical and political implications of process-relational ontology, and, in particular, the consonance between feminist, deconstructive and modern Aristotelian critiques of the liberal Kantian subject, and ethico-political knowledge conceived as universal calculus. In addition to her academic activities, Jane is a blogger and occasional journalist. 

Dr Nicolas Laos
Nicolas is a faculty member of the Saint Elias Seminary and Graduate School in Virginia, USA, where he teaches political and moral philosophy and cultural diplomacy and co-ordinates a research programme in conflicts that exceed the reach of traditional diplomacy by incorporating religion as part of the solution. He is a political consultant, specializing in country analysis and risk analysis. Previously, he taught in Athens on the European University’s Postgraduate Programme. His publications include Foundations of Cultural Diplomacy: Politics among Cultures and the Moral Autonomy of Man (Algora, 2011). His higher education includes mathematics, international relations and finance, as well as philosophy of religion and metaphysics.

Dr Christine Lee
Christine received her PhD in political science (international relations, political theory) from Duke University. She is currently a tutor at St. John's College, Annapolis. Until 2013 she was postdoctoral research fellow for an AHRC-funded project, Thucydides: Reception, Reinterpretation, and Influence, based at the University of Bristol. In addition to co-editing A Handbook to the Reception of Thucydides (Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming) with Professor Neville Morley, she is working on a book, The Radicalism of Political Realism, which critically investigates the ethics, politics, and philosophical commitments of contemporary variants of realist thought. Motivated by her own yoga and meditation practice and the work of Alasdair MacIntyre, she is also pursuing research on embodied contemplative practices and their political relevance.

Dr Christopher Lutz
Chris is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in Indiana, where he teaches ethics and the history of philosophy.  He is the author of Tradition in the Ethics of Alasdair Macintyre: Relativism, Thomism, and Philosophy (Lexington Books, 2004; paperback with new preface, 2009) and is currently working on a commentary on After Virtue.  Chris is a founding member of the International Society for MacIntyrean Enquiry (ISME) and, in 2008, hosted its second annual conference at Saint Meinrad.  He also serves on the Executive Council of the American Catholic Philosophical Association.

Dr Jeffery Nicholas
Jeffery is assistant professor of philosophy at Providence College, RI. He is author of Reason, Tradition, and the Good: MacIntyre's Tradition-Constituted Reason and Frankfurt School Critical Theory (University of Notre Dame Press, 2012), editor of Dune and Philosophy (Open Court, 2011), and writing a manuscript on philosophical anthropology that synthesizes recent work in biology with practice theory. Last but not least, he is Executive Secretary of the International Society for MacIntyrean Enquiry.

Professor David Novak
David is Richard and Dorothy Shiff Chair of Jewish Studies, Professor of the Study of Religion, and Professor of Philosophy, all at the University of Toronto, Canada. He is the author of sixteen books, most recently, In Defense of Religious Liberty (ISI Books, 2009), The Sanctity of Human Life(Georgetown UP, 2007), The Jewish Social Contract: An Essay in Political Theology (Princeton UP, 2005), and Covenantal Rights: A Study in Jewish Political Theory (Princeton UP, 2000), which won the award of the American Academy of Religion for "Best Book in Constructive Religious Thought in 2000". He has edited four books, and is the author of over 200 articles in scholarly and intellectual journals.

Dr Matthew B. O'Brien
Matthew is Veritas Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Matthew J. Ryan Center, Department of Political Science, at Villanova University, where he also teaches in the humanities core curriculum. He previously taught as a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at Rutgers University. He received his MA and PhD in Philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin, and AB in Philosophy from Princeton University. He has two forthcoming articles, one about intentional action, social practices, and the principle of double effect, and another about political liberalism and the nature of marriage. His present research project is based upon his dissertation, "Practical Necessity: A Study in Ethics, Law, and Human Action," which develops themes from the work of Elizabeth Anscombe and proposes a neo-Aristotelian account of deontic and evaluative concepts in practical philosophy.

Nathan Pinkoski 
After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Alberta, Nathan read for an MPhil in Political Theory at the University of Oxford. His research interests include the character of Platonic political philosophy, post-modern interpretations of the Platonic dialogues, Aristotle's conception of phronesis, debates in conceptions of the natural law, the relationship between early modern political thought and the classical tradition, as well as contemporary critiques of liberal rights discourse. Presently he is working with Dr. Heidi Studer on a translation of Francis Bacon'sDe Sapientia Veterum.
Dr Gregory B. Sadler
Greg is the president and founder of ReasonIO, an educational consulting company that brings philosophy into practice. He also teaches classes for Marist College. His published work and translations so far have focused on the thought of Aristotle, Anselm, Thomas Aquinas, Thomas Hobbes, G.W.F. Hegel, Maurice Blondel, Max Scheler, Jacques Lacan, Dietrich Von Hildebrand, Theodore Adorno and Alasdair MacIntyre. Greg works with innovative educational technology platforms and new media (including YouTube and Learnist) to assist students, lifelong learners, and instructors in grappling with complex philosophical texts and thinkers. His latest book is Reason Fulfilled by Revelation: The 1930s Christian Philosophy Debates in France (CUA Press 2011), and he is presently working on books on Aristotle's theory of anger and on St. Anselm's moral theory.  He has been an Erasmus Institute Fellow (in the Decision Theory, Aquinas, Lacan summer seminar led by Aladsair MacIntyre), a Service Learning Fellow, and Chesnutt Library Fellow.

Geoffrey Sigalet
Having done an MA at McGill, Geoffrey is now prsuing doctoral research in Princeton's Department of Politics.  His research interests include the intersection of Alasdair MacIntyre's work with Thomistic natural law, Hobbes, the later Wittgenstein, Charles Taylor, and problems concerning concepts of shame and phronesis in Aristotle's ethics.

Peyton E. Wofford
Peyton is Visiting Assistant Professor in Political Science at the University of Central Arkasas, and a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at Texas A&M University working on the contemporary Aristotelianism of Alasdair MacIntyre, Martha Nussbaum, William Galston, and Hannah Arendt. Her interests include virtue ethics, the history of political thought, and critiques of liberalism. Her working papers include "MacIntyre and Republicanism", an analysis of the debate between Philip Pettit and Alasdair MacIntyre concerning the role of autonomy in contemporary society, and "The Challenge of G.K. Chesterton: MacIntyre and Chestertonian Liberalism", an analysis of the relationship between MacIntyre and Chesterton on virtue and economic justice.