May 10, 2012
Danielle Lacey

SLU Professor Named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Eleonore Stump, Ph.D.
Eleonore Stump, Ph.D.

Eleonore Stump, Ph.D., professor of philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been selected to join the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She will be inducted to the organization Saturday, Oct. 6, at Harvard University.

Stump is the first faculty member from Saint Louis University to be selected to join the Academy. She is the Robert J. Henle Professor of Philosophy and has been with the University since 1992. She has published more than 90 articles, and written or edited 15 books on medieval philosophy, the philosophy of religion and metaphysics.

"This invitation to join the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is another one of the many impressive honors bestowed upon Dr. Eleonore Stump in the Department of Philosophy," said Michael Barber, S.J., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. "We are honored to have a scholar of her stature in our ranks."

Founded during the Revolutionary War, the Academy is one of the most prestigious honor societies in the United States, and includes 4,600 Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members from a diverse field of academic studies including mathematics, the physical and biological sciences, medicine, the social sciences, business, government, public affairs and the arts.

"It's a highly, highly selective process to be nominated, let alone selected," said Theodore Vitali, chair of the philosophy department. "It's world-class recognition of your scholarship, therefore it brings prestige, not only to the brilliance of Stump's work, but to the University and the department."

About the Department of Philosophy

The Philosophy Department at Saint Louis University is distinguished by a long-standing tradition of pluralism both of methodology and interest. There are faculty members working in the history of philosophy from antiquity through the present, as well as in most areas of contemporary Analytic and Continental European philosophy. Most recently, the department has gained national and international recognition in medieval philosophy, philosophy of religion, action theory, epistemology and socio-political philosophy.

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