The Catholic University of America

 

Thérèse-Anne DRUART

Professor

Director of the Center of Medieval and Byzantine Studies

 

M.A. in Medieval Studies, M.A. in Philosophy, Ph.D. in Philosophy (Plato) (Université Catholique de Louvain); B. Phil. In Oriental Studies, Section Medieval Islamic Philosophy and Theology (Oxford University)

Taught for nine years at Georgetown University before coming to C.U.A. Has been Visiting Lecturer at the Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona (Spain), The University of Pennsylvania, and Visiting Professor at Institut Catholique de Madagascar.

 

Employment:

1997-           , Professor, School of Philosophy, The Catholic University of America;

 

April 13-May 7, 2007, Visiting Professor, Université Catholique de Madagascar;

 

September 2001-September 2006, Director of the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies, The

                Catholic University of America;

 

May 22-28, 2005 gave a one week seminar on Avicenna’s Metaphysics at Universidad de los Andes and

                for the Center of Arabic Studies at Universidad de Chile in Santiago, Chili;

 

April and May 2000, Visiting Professor at Institut Catholique of Madagascar;

 

1987-1997, Associate Professor, School of Philosophy, The Catholic University of America;

 

Fall 1995, taught a weekly seminar in Arabic Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Spring 1993 (six weeks), Visiting Professor of Andalusian Arabic Philosophy at the Universidad de

                Navarra, Pamplona, Spain;

 

1983-1987, Associate Professor at Georgetown University;

 

1978-1983, Assistant Professor at Georgetown University;

 

1977-1978, a. Fall term:  Researcher exchanged between the Belgian and the Dutch Scientific Research

       (Leiden); b. Spring term:  Researcher exchanged between the Université Catholique de
                 Louvain
and the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan;

 

1976-1977, Researcher exchanged between the Belgian Scientific Research and the British Academy;

 

1975-1976, Research Fellow, Harvard University, Center for Middle Eastern Studies;

 

 

Books:

sub-editor of the English translation of Averroes’s Long Commentary on the De anima (Richard C. Taylor is the editor) for Yale University Press, forthcoming;

 

editor of the special issue on Medieval Islamic Thought of the ACPQ (American Catholic Philosophical

Quarterly), 73, n. 1 (Winter 1999), pp. 1-230;

 

editor of Philosophy of Technology (Annual ACPA Proceedings), vol. 70 (1996);

 

editor of The Recovery of Form (Annual ACPA Proceedings), vol. 69 (1995);

 

editor of Reason in History (Annual ACPA Proceedings), vol. 68 (1994);

 

editor of Relations:  From Having to Being (Annual ACPA Proceedings), vol. 66 (1992); in collaboration with Mark Rasevic, editor of Religions and the Virtue of Religion (Annual American Catholic Philosophical Association Proceedings), vol. 65 (1991);

 

editor of Arabic Philosophy, East and West:  Continuity and Interaction.  Washington, D.C.:  Center for

Contemporary Arabic Studies, 1988.

 

 

Articles:
“Brief Bibliographical Guide in Medieval Islamic Philosophy and Theology (2006-2008),” in progress.

 

“Islam and Christianity: One Divine and Human Language or Many Human Languages,” Journal of

Religion and Society, 9 (2007), www.creighton.edu/jrs, forthcoming, also to be published in a volume of Acts, ed. by Richard C. Taylor, Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, forthcoming.


“al-Fârâbî (870-950): une éthique universelle fondée sur les intelligibles premiers,” in Droit naturel: les

réponses de l’histoire, ed. by Xavier Dijon (Namur: Presses Universitaires de Namur, 2007), forthcoming.


“Perrier with a Tangerine Twist or How to Integrate Arabic Philosophy in a History of Medieval 
Philosophy Course,” in Teaching History of Medieval Philosophy, to be ed. by Kevin White,

Forthcoming.


“Al-Fârâbî, the Categories, Metaphysics, and The Book of Letters,” Medioevo, 33 (2007), forthcoming.

http://philosophy.cua.edu/faculty/tad/Bibliography%2004-06.cfm; also on SIHSPAI and SIEPM websites .


“An Arabic Christian Philosophical Defense of Religious Celibacy against its Islamic Condemnation:

Yahyâ’ ibn ‘Adî,” in Chastity in the Middle Ages, ed. by Nancy van Deusen (Leiden: Brill, 2007): Forthcoming.

 

“Al-Râzî,” in Medieval Science, Technology and Medicine: An Encyclopedia, ed. by Thomas F. Glick (New

York & London: Routledge, 2005), pp. 434-36.

 pensée philosophique et scientifique d’Averroës dans son temps.  Actes du Colloque de Cordoue, 9-11 décembre 1998, forthcoming.


“Al-Ghazali’s Conception of the Agent in the Tahafut and the Iqtisad:  Are People Really Agents,” in
Arabic 
Theology, Arabic Philosophy: From the Many to the One: Essays in Celebration of Richard M. Frank, ed. by James E. Montgomery (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta) (Leuven: Peeters, 2006), pp. 425-40.


“Brief Bibliographical Guide in Medieval Islamic Philosophy and Theology (2002-2004),” on
website of SIHSPAI; already at http://philosophy.cua.edu/faculty/tad/Bibliography%2002-04.cfm, 30 pp., also on SIEPM site and SIHSPAI site.


“Metaphysics,” in The Cambridge Companion to Arabic Philosophy, ed. by Peter Adamson & Richard C. 
Taylor (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005), pp. 327-48.


“Pourquoi étudier et enseigner la philosophie islamique dans une université catholique?,” in Raison
philosophique et christianisme à l’aube du troisième millénaire, ed. by Philippe Capelle & Jean Greisch (Paris: Cerf, 2004), pp. 255-59;

 

“Philosophy in Islam,” in The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Philosophy, ed. by A.S. McGrade

(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003), pp. 97-120.


“al-Ghazâlî” & “al-Râzî” in A Companion to Philosophy in the Middle Ages, ed. by Jorge J.E. Gracia &

Timothy Noone (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy) (Maldan, M.A.: Blackwell, 2003), pp. 118-26 & pp. 136-37.

“Brief Bibliographical Guide in Medieval Islamic Philosophy and Theology (1998-2002), at

http://philosophy.cua.edu/tad/biblio.cfm, 36 pp.  Also on SIEPM site and SIHSPAI site.

 


“Avicenna’s Influence on Duns Scotus’ Proof for the Existence of God in the Lectura,” in Avicenna and
His 
Heritage.  Acts of the International Colloquium. Leuven-Louvain-la-Neuve September 8- September 11, 1999, ed. by Jules Janssens & Daniel De Smet (Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2002), pp. 253-66.


“Medieval Islamic Philosophy and Theology Bibliographical Guide (1996-1998),” MIDEO, 24 (2000 [in

fact 2001]): 381-414.


“’Shay’ or ‘res’ as Concomitant of ‘Being’ in Avicenna.” Documenti e Studi sulla Tradizione Filosofica

Medievale, 12 (2001): 125-42.


“The Human Soul’s Individuation and Its Survival after the Body’s Death:  Avicenna on the Causal

Relation between Body and Soul,”  Arabic Sciences and Philosophy, 10 (2000): 259-73.


“Philosophical Consolation in Christianity and Islam:  Boethius and al-Kindi,” Topoi, 19, n. 1 (2000), pp.

25-34.


“The Timaeus Revisited,” in Plato and Platonism, ed. by Johannes M. van Ophuijsen (Studies in Philosophy 
and the History of Philosophy, 33) (Washington, D.C.:  The Catholic University of
America, 1999), 
pp. 163-178.

 

“Al-Farabi’s Metaphysics” in Encyclopaedia Iranica, vol. IX, fasc. 2, 1999, pp. 216-219.


“al-Farabi,” in The Columbia History of Western Philosophy; ed. by Richard H. Popkin (New York: 
Columbia 
University Press, 1999), pp. 153-157;

 

“Medieval Islamic Thought and the “What is x ?” Question,” ACPQ (American Catholic Philosophical

Quarterly), 73 (Winter 1999), pp. 1-8;


“Le Sommaire du Livre des “Lois” de Platon (Djawâmi’ Kitâb al-Nawâmîs li-Aflâtûn) par Abû Nasr al-

Fârâbi,” [critical edition], Bulletin d’Etudes Orientales, 50 (1998), pp. 109-155.


“Medieval Islamic Philosophy and Theology Bibliographical Guide (1994-1996),” Bulletin de Philosophie

médiévale, 39 (1997), pp. 175-202.


“Al-Razi’s Ethics,” Medieval Philosophy and Theology, 6 (1997), pp. 47-71.

 


“Averroes on God’s Knowledge of Being Qua Being,” in Studies in Thomistic Theology, ed. by Paul Lockey 
(Houston, TX:  Center for Thomistic Studies, University of St. Thomas, 1996), pp. 175-205.


“Philosophie morale arabe et l’antiquité tardive,” Bulletin d’Etudes Orientales, 48 (1996), pp. 183-187.


“Al-Razi’s Conception of the Soul:  Psychological Background to his Ethics,” Medieval Philosophy and

Theology, 5 (1996), pp. 245-263.


“Averroes on the Harmony of Philosophy and Religion:  The Causation Issue,” in Averroes and the

Enlightenment (Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1996), pp. 253-262.


“Al-Farabi on the Practical and Speculative Aspects of Ethics,” in Les philosophies morales et politiques
au 
Moyen Âge.  Moral and Political Philosophies in the Middle Ages, I, ed. by B. Carlos Bazán, Eduardo Andœjar & Léonard G. Sbrocchi (New York, Ottawa, Toronto:  Legas, 1995), pp. 476-485.

in collaboration with Michael E. Marmura, “Medieval Islamic Philosophy and Theology:  Bibliographical

Guide (1992-1994),” Bulletin de Philosophie médiévale, 37 (1995), pp. 193-232.

 

“Averroes on God’s Knowledge of Being qua Being,” Anaquel de Estudios Árabes, 5 (1994), pp. 39-57 [this article is reprinted in Studies in Thomistic Theology ].

 

“Averroes:  The Commentator and the Commentators,” in Aristotle in Late Antiquity, ed. by Lawrence P.

Schrenk (Washington, D.C.:  The Catholic University of America Press, 1994), pp. 184-202.

 

“Arabic Philosophy and the Université Catholique de Louvain, in The Introduction of Arabic Philosophy into Europe, ed. by Charles E. Butterworth & Blake Andrée Kessel (Leiden:  Brill, 1994), pp. 83-97.

 

“Al-Razi (Rhazes) and Normative Ethics,” in Tradition and Renewal, ed. by David Boileau & John A. Dick,

vol. 2 (Louvain Philosophical Studies, 6).  Louvain:  Leuven University Press, 1993), pp. 167-181.

 

“Al-Kindi’s Ethics,” The Review of Metaphysics, 47 (1993), pp. 329-357.

 

in collaboration with Michael E. Marmura, “Medieval Islamic Philosophy and Theology:  Bibliographical

Guide (1989-1992),” Bulletin de Philosophie médiévale, 35 (1993), pp. 181-219.

 

“Al-Farabi, Emanation, and Metaphysics,” in Neoplatonism and Islamic Thought , ed. by Parviz Morewedge.  Albany:  SUNY Press, 1992, pp. 127-148.

 

“Avempace” in Medieval Philosophers:  Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. CXV, 1992, pp. 246-247.

 

“Le Dieu des chrétiens et le Dieu des musulmans:  est-ce bien le même?,” Communio:  Revue Catholique

Internationale, 16, nn. 5-6 (sept.-déc. 1991), pp. 42-47 [reprinted in La France Catholique, n. 2339 (24 janvier 1992), pp. 12-13].

 

in collaboration with Michael E. Marmura, “Medieval Islamic Philosophy and Theology Bibliographical

Guide (1986-1989),” Bulletin de Philosophie médiévale, 32 (1990), pp. 106-135.

 

“Substance in Arabic Philosophy:  Al-Farabi’s Discussion,” in Substance.  Proceedings of the American

Catholic Philosophical Association, vol. 61, 1987 [1988], pp. 88-97;

 

“There is no god but God...,” New Catholic World, 231 (nov.-dec. 1988), pp. 264-267.

 

“Al-Farabi,” in The Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. by Mircea Eliade, vol. 5.  New York:  Macmillan Publishing Company, 1987, pp. 284-285.

 

“Al-Farabi and Emanationism,” in Studies in Medieval Philosophy, ed. by John F. Wippel.  Washington,

 D.C.:  The Catholic University of America Press, 1987, pp. 23-43.

 

“Imagination and the Soul/Body Problem in Arabic Philosophy,” in Soul and Body in Husserlian

Phenomenology, ed. by A.-T. Tymieniecka (Analecta Husserliana, XVI).  Dordrecht:  Reidel, 1983, pp. 327-342.

 

“Al-nafs wa-al-jasad `inda Ibn Sînâ wa-Dikarat,” [Soul and Body in Avicenna and Descartes] Al-

Mustaqbal al-`Arabî (The Arab Future), 12 (1983), pp. 113-126 [in Arabic]; the English version was

published in Arabic Philosophy and the West, ed. by Thérèse-Anne Druart.  Washington, D.C.: CCAS, Georgetown University, 1988, pp. 27-49.

 

“Le traité d’al-Farabi sur les buts de la Métaphysique d’Aristote, Bulletin de Philosophie médiévale, 24 (1982), pp. 38-43.

 

“Al-Farabi on the Causation of the Heavenly Bodies,” in Islamic Philosophy and Mysticism, ed. by Parviz

Morewedge.  Delmar, N.Y.:  Caravan Books, 1981, pp. 35-45.

 

“La fin humaine selon Ibn Bajjah (Avempace),” Bulletin de Philosophie médiévale, 23 (1981), pp. 59-64.

 

“Le traité d’Avempace sur `Les choses au moyen desquelles on peut connaître l’intellect agent,” Bulletin de Philosophie médiévale, 22 (1980), pp. 73-77.

 

“Le second traité de Farabi sur la validité des affirmations basées sur la position des étoiles,” Bulletin de Philosophie médiévale, 21 (1979), pp. 47-51.

 

“Astronomie et astrologie selon Farabi,” Bulletin de Philosophie médiévale, 20 (1978), pp. 43-47.

 

“Un sommaire du sommaire farabien des `Lois’ de Platon,” Bulletin de Philosophie médiévale, 19 (1977), pp. 43-45.

 

“La stoicheïologie de Platon,” Revue philosophique de Louvain, 73 (1975), pp. 243-262.

 

“La notion de `stoicheïon’ (élément) dans le `Théétète’ de Platon,” Revue philosophique de Louvain, 66

(1968), pp. 420-434.

 

 

Recent Papers:

Plenary speaker, “Avicenna and Duns Scotus” at The Quadruple Congress, John Duns Scotus 1308-2008, The Franciscan Institute, St. Bonaventure Institute, N.Y., Oct. 18-21, 2007.

 

Islam and Christianity: One Divine and Human Language or Many Human Languages, at the Conference The Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Heritage.  Philosophical and Theological Explorations in the Abrahamic Traditions, Marquette University, Feb. 28-March 2, 2007.

 

Islam and Christianity: One Divine and Human Language or Many Human Languages, in the

Philosophy-Theology Lecture Series at Creighton University, April 3, 2007.

 

Islam and Christianity: One Divine and Human Language or Many Human Languages, for The Muslim,

Christian, and Jewish Heritage:  Philosophical and Theological Explorations in the Abrahamic Traditions,

Marquette University, W. feb. 28-F., March 2, 2007;

 

Why on Earth Should the Philosopher King also Be a Prophet?, University of North Carolina at Asheville,

February 8, 2006.

 

Member of the panel on Medieval Arabic Political philosophy at the annual MESA meeting, Boston, Nov.

17-19, 2006;


“Al-Farabi, Ethics and First Intelligibles,” Documenti e Studi sulla tradizione filosofica medievale, 8
(1997), pp. 403-423.

“Philosophy and Science/Scienza e filosofia,” entry for the Storia della scienza, vol. III (Roma: Istituto
della 
Enciclopedia Italiana,  2002), pp. 72-76.

 

“Averroes’s Long Commentary on Aristotle’s De anima and Direct Knowledge of Separate beings,” in La

“Brief Bibliographical Guide in Medieval Islamic Philosophy and Theology (2004-2006),”

 

Recent Book Reviews:

Bertolacci, Amos, The Reception of Aristotle’s Metaphysics in Avicenna’s Kitâb al-Shifâ’: A Milestone of Western metaphysical Thought.  Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2006, in Journal of Islamic Studies, forthcoming.

Wisnovsky, Robert, Avicenna’s Metaphysics in Context. Ithaca, NY: Cornell Univ. Press, 2003, in The Thomist, 69, 2 (2005): 326-28. 

 

Commentary on a paper on Arabic Philosophy at the ACPA (American Catholic Philosophical Association), Granville, OH, Oct. 27-29, 2006;

 

Chair of a session on Yahya ibn ‘Adi at In the Age of al-Fârâbî: Islamic Thought in the 4th/10th Century, 

London, June 15-16, 2006;

 

“Perrier with a Tangerine Twist or How to Integrate Islamic Philosophy in a Course of History of Medieval Philosophy,” International Congress in Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 5, 2006;

 

Member of the panel on Medieval Arabic Political Philosophy at the annual MESA (Middle Eastern Studies Association) meeting, Washington, D.C., Nov. 22, 2005;

 

“The Conception of God in Islam and Christianity” at the Universidad de los Andes and for the Department of Arabic studies of the Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile, May 22, 2005.

 

Offices:

Program Director for the Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy (2007-     );

 

Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Islamic Philosophy (2005-       );

 

Faculty Marshall (2003-      );

 

Director of the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies (2001-2006);

 

President of the Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy (2000-2002) and Vice-President (1998-2000);

 

Member of the Executive Council of the Société Internationale d’Histoire des Sciences et de la

Philosophie Arabes et Islamiques, 1998-2006;

 

Secretary of the American Catholic Philosophical Association (1990-1992 and 1993-1997);

 

Member of the Board of Trustees of the DeSales School of Theology (1995-1997);

 

Member of the Steering Committee for the 1996 International Meeting of the Société

 

Internationale d’Histoire des Sciences et de la Philosophie Arabes et Islamiques/International Society for the History of Arabic and Islamic Science and Philosophy;

 

Member of the Executive Council of the Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy (1993-1997);

 

Member of the Program Committee of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division (1991-

1992);

 

Assistant Dean, School of Philosophy, The Catholic University of America (1991-1992);

 

Member of the Steering Committee for the Program in Medieval and Byzantine Studies, The Catholic

University of America (1987- 2001);

 

Member of the Board of Editorial Consultants for the Journal Medieval Philosophy and Theology;

 

Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the History of Philosophy;

 

Member of the Board of Editorial Consultants of History of Philosophy Quarterly (1999-2003),

 

Member of the Board of the Aquinas in Translation Series for C.U.A. Press;

 

Member of the Editorial Board of C.U.A. Press (1996-99);

 

Member of the American Steering Committee of F.I.S.P. (International Fédération of Philosophic Societies) for the 1998 World Congress of Philosophy.

 

Teaching Award:

December 1994, Teacher of the Month.

 

A Brief Bibliographical Guide in Medieval Islamic Philosophy and Theology 2011 - 2012

 

A Brief Bibliographical Guide in Medieval Islamic Philosophy and Theology 2010 - 2011

A Brief Bibliographical Guide in Medieval Islamic Philosophy and Theology 2009 - 2010

 

A Brief Bibliographical Guide in Medieval Islamic Philosophy and Theology 2008 - 2009

 

A Brief Bibliographical Guide in Medieval Islamic Philosophy and Theology 2007 - 2008

 

A Brief Bibliographical Guide in Medieval Islamic Philosophy and Theology 2006 - 2008

 

A Brief Bibliogrpahical Guide in Medieval Islamic Philosophy and Theology 2004 - 2006

 

A Brief Bibliographical Guide in Medieval Islamic Philosophy and Theology 2002 - 2004

 

A Brief Bibliographical Guide in Medieval Islamic Philosophy and Theology 1998 - 2002