Loyola University Maryland

Philosophy Department

Paul Richard Blum

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T. J. Higgins, S.J., Chair in Philosophy

Office: HU 050E
410-617-2815
prblum@loyola.edu
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Education and Experience

  • Ph.D. - University of München (Germany), 1978
  • Habilitation - Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), 1994
  • Professor of Philosophy at Péter Pázmány Catholic University Budapest (Hungary) 1996-2002

Areas of Specialization

  • History of Philosophy
  • Philosophy in the Renaissance
  • Jesuit and Modern Scholastic Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Nature
  • Philosophy of History

Recent Courses Taught

  • PL 201: Foundations of Philosophy
  • PL 202: Philosophical Perspectives – The Project of Modernity
  • PL 397: Philosophy of Mind
  • HN 260: Honors: Renaissance to Modern
  • PL 355: Philosophy of History
  • PL 364: Philosophy of Nature

Selected Publications

  • Philosophy of Religion in the Renaissance, Farnham (Ashgate) 2010.
  • Philosophers of the Renaissance, Washington (Catholic University of America Press) 2010.
  • Philosophieren in der Renaissance, Stuttgart (Kohlhammer) 2004 (Ursprünge des Philosophierens 4).
  • Giordano Bruno, München 1999 (Beck'sche Reihe "Denker" 551).
  • Philosophenphilosophie und Schulphilosophie - Typen des Philosophierens in der Neuzeit, Wiesbaden (Steiner) 1998 (Studia Leibnitiana Sonderheft 27).
  • Pico, Theology, and the Church, in M. V.  Dougherty (ed.): Pico della Mirandola. New Essays, Cambridge (University Press) 2008, 37-60.
  • The immortality of the soul, in James Hankins (ed.): The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Philosophy, Cambridge (University Press) 2007, 211-233.
  • "Ecclesia, quare dormis?" Raimondo Lullo e la missione laicale, in Bruniana & Campanelliana 13 (2007) 31-42.
  • Die List der Vernunft: Lévinas, Thomas und die Ethik des Wissens, in: István Gábor Cselényi et al. (eds.): Aquinói
  • Szent Tamás nyomán. A Magyarországi Aquinói Szent Tamás Társaság konferencái 2004-2005 [In the Footsteps of Thomas Aquinas. Congresses of the Hungarian Thomas Aquinas Society 2004-2005], Budapest (Magyarországi Aquinói Szent Tamás Társaság) 2007, 9-26.