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Eleonore Stump

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Professor, Philosophy
Robert J. Henle Chair in Philosophy
Research Areas: Medieval Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics
Office: Adorjan Hall 202
Email: stumpep@slu.edu
Phone: 314-977-3158

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Eleonore Stump is the Robert J. Henle Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University, where she has taught since 1992. She has published extensively in philosophy of religion, contemporary metaphysics, and medieval philosophy. Her books include her major study Aquinas (Routledge, 2003) and her extensive treatment of the problem of evil, Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering (Oxford, 2010). She has given the Gifford Lectures (Aberdeen, 2003), the Wilde lectures (Oxford, 2006), and the Stewart lectures (Princeton, 2009). She is past president of the Society of Christian Philosophers, the American Catholic Philosophical Association, and the American Philosophical Association, Central Division; and she is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is currently serving as the President for the Philosophers of Jesuit Education.

Representative Publications

  • “Faith, Wisdom, and the Transmission of Knowledge through Testimony”, in Religious Faith and Intellectual Virtue, Timothy O’Connor and Laura Frances Goins, eds. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), pp. 204-230.
  • “Emergence, Causal Powers, and Aristotelianism in Metaphysics,” in Powers and Capacities in Philosophy: The New Aristotelianism. Ruth Groff and John Greco, (eds.) (New York and London: Routledge, 2012).
  • “The Non-Aristotelian Character of Aquinas’s Ethics: Aquinas on the Passions”, Faith and Philosophy 28:1 (2011), pp. 29-43.
  • Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • Aquinas (in the series The Arguments of the Philosophers). London and New York: Routledge, 2003.