Loyola University Maryland

Philosophy Department

Paul Richard Blum

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

Dr. Blum

Department of Philosophy
Loyola University Maryland
Office: HU 050E
Phone: 410-617-2815
e-mail: prblum@loyola.edu

List of Publications 
Renaissance Philosophy Blog  
Philosophy of Existence and Anthropology Blog

    Education and Experience

    • Since 2002 T. J. Higgins, S.J., Chair in Philosophy, Loyola University Maryland
    • 1996-2002 Professor of Philosophy at Péter Pázmány Catholic University Budapest (Hungary)
    • 1994 Habilitation in Philosophy at Freie Universität Berlin (Germany)
    • 1982-1989 Assistant at the Institute for Philosophy at Freie Universität Berlin (Prof. Karlfried Gründer and Prof. Wilhelm Schmidt-Biggemann)
    • 1979-1981 Assistant at the Institute for Classical Philology at Freie Universität Berlin (West)
    • 1976-1979 Teacher at Munich university
    • 1978 Dr. phil. with a doctoral thesis on Giordano Bruno, Munich university
    • 1975-1978 Student of philosophy at University of München (Germany)
    • 1974-1975 Student of philosophy at Florence university
    • 1974 State's examination (graduation equivalent to MA) with a thesis on Wolfram von Eschenbach, Freiburg
    • 1969-1974 Philosophy and German literature at the universities of Cologne, Munich and Freiburg (Germany)

    Member of:

    • American Catholic Philosophical Association
    • American Maritain Association 
    • American Philosophical Association (2006-2008 member of Committee International Cooperation)
    • Arbeitskreis Jesuitica (founding member 1990-2002)
    • Cosmos & Creation (Co-director)
    • Deutsch-Ungarische Philosophische Gesellschaft
    • European Society for Early Modern Philosophy (ESEMP)
    • Gesellschaft für Wissenschaftsgeschichte (1989-1998: member of the scholarly board)
    • International Association for Neolatin Studies
    • International Society for Intellectual History
    • Pontifical Academy St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome, Corresponding Member 
    • Renaissance Society of America
    • Società Internazionale San Tommaso d’Aquino (SITA; founding member and 1st president of the Hungarian branch) 
    • Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
    • Ungarische Goethe Gesellschaft

    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.