The Catholic University of America

Kevin White

Associate Professor of Philosophy


OfficeAquinas Hall 220
Phone: (202) 319-6658
Mailing address:

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


Ph.D., University of Ottawa, 1986

Areas of Interest

Aquinas, Aristotle, Augustine, Philosophy of Human Nature

Curriculum vitae  

The Maynooth Annual Aquinas Lecture 2015

"Malice in the Light of Reason: Aquinas on Anger, Envy, and Hatred"

Select Publications

Thomas Aquinas. Commentaries on Aristotle’s “On Sense and What Is Sensed” and “On Memory and Recollection. Translated with introductions and notes by Kevin White and Edward M. Macierowski. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2005.    
John Capreolus on the Virtues. Translated by Romanus Cessario and Kevin White. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2001.    

“Act and Fact: On a Disputed Question in Recent Thomistic Metaphysics,” The Review of Metaphysics 68 (2014): 287-312.

For a related reflection, by William Mahrt of Stanford University, see his "Sacred Rhetoric: Microphones and the Homogenization of Liturgy," in Sacred Architecture Journal 24 (2013).
"Pleasure, a Supervenient End." In Aquinas and the Nicomachean Ethics, edited by Tobias Hoffmann, Jörn Müller, and Matthias Perkams. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. Pp. 220-238.
“Friendship Degree Zero: Aquinas on Good Will.” Nova et Vetera 9 (2011): 539–78.
“Aquinas on Purpose.” Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 81 (2008): 133–47.
“Wanting Something for Someone: Aquinas on Complex Motions of Appetite.” The Review of Metaphysics 61 (2007): 3–30.
“Aquinas on Oral Teaching.” The Thomist 71 (2007): 505–28.
“The Quodlibets of Thomas Aquinas.” In Theological Quodlibeta in the Middle Ages: The Thirteenth Century, edited by Christopher Schabel. Leiden: Brill, 2006, 49–133.