The Catholic University of America

Jean De Groot

Ordinary Professor of Philosophy


OfficeAquinas Hall 207
Phone: (202) 319-6647
Mailing address:

The Catholic University of America
School of Philosophy
Washington, DC 20064, USA


M.A., Harvard University, 1971
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1980

Areas of Interest

Aristotle, Ancient philosophy, History and Philosophy of Science, Husserl, Wittgenstein, American philosophy

Curriculum vitae Personal website

Select Publications

Aristotle’s Empiricism: Experience and Mechanics in the Fourth Century BC. Las Vegas: Parmenides Publishing, 2014.    
Nature in American Philosophy. Edited by Jean De Groot. Washington, D. C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2004.    
Aristotle and Philoponus on Light. New York: Garland Publishing Co., 1991.    
“Modes of Explanation in the Aristotelian Mechanical Problems.” Early Science and Medicine 14 (2009): 22–42.

“Dunamis and the Science of Mechanics: Aristotle on Animal Motion.” Journal of the History of Philosophy 46 (2008): 43–68.

“Is Aristotelian Science Possible? A Commentary on MacIntyre and McMullin.” Review of Metaphysics 60 (2007): 463–77.

Chauncey Wright.” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. (July 2, 2004, substantive revision 2009)

“Philoponus on De Anima II.5, Physics III.3, and the Propagation of Light.” Phronesis 28 (1983): 177–96.