The Catholic University of America

Thérèse-Anne Druart

Professor of Philosophy



OfficeAquinas Hall 218
Phone: (202) 319-6653

Mailing address:

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


1975, B.Phil. in Oriental Studies, Section Mediaeval Islamic Philosophy and Theology, University of Oxford
1973, Ph.D. in Philosophy, Université Catholique de Louvain
1968, M.A. in Medieval Studies, Université Catholique de Louvain

Areas of Interest

Medieval Arabic Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy (Plato in particular), Metaphysics, Greek into Arabic, Medieval Studies

Curriculum vitae Personal website 

Select Publications

Averroes (Ibn Rushd of Cordoba), Long Commentary on the De anima of Aristotle, Richard C. Taylor ed., trans. and intro with Thérèse-Anne Druart subeditor. Yale Library of Medieval Philosophy. New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2009.    
“Averroes’s Long Commentary on Aristotle’s De Anima and Direct Knowledge of Separate Beings.” In La Lumière de l’intellect: La pensée scientifique et philosophique d’Averroès dans son temps, edited by Ahmad Hasnawi, 371–79. Leuven: Peeters, 2011.

“Al-Fârâbî: An Arabic Account of the Origin of Language and of Philosophical Vocabulary (Presidential Address).” Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 84 (2010): 1–17.

“Ibn Sînâ (Avicenna) and Duns Scotus.” In John Duns Scotus, Philosopher: Proceedings of “The Quadruple Congress” on John Duns Scotus, edited by Mary Beth Ingham and Oleg V. Bychkov, 13–27. Archa Verbi, Subsidia 3. Münster: Aschendorff; St. Bonaventure, N.Y.: Franciscan Institute Publications, 2010.

“al-Fârâbî (870–950): une éthique universelle fondée sur les intelligibles premiers.” In Droit naturel: les réponses de l’histoire, edited by Xavier Dijon, 215–32. Namur: Presses Universitaires de Namur, 2008.

Brief Bibliographical Guides in Medieval Islamic Philosophy and Theology” (from 1998–2011)