Jeffrey Brower

Jeffrey Brower

Professor // SIS // Religious Studies

Professor // SIS // Medieval Studies

Professor // Philosophy

Professor // SIS

PhD, University of Iowa


Office Information

Office: BRNG 7144
Office Phone: (765) 494-4583
Office Fax: (765) 496-1616


Medieval Philosophy, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion

Selected Publications


“Aquinas on Mental Representation: Concepts and Intentionality” (with Susan Brower-Toland), The Philosophical Review 117 (2008): 193-243.

“Material Constitution and the Trinity” (with Michael Rea), Faith and Philosophy 22 (2005): 57-76.

“Relations without Polyadic Properties: Albert the Great on the Nature and Ontological Status of Relations,” Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 83 (2001), 225–57.

Book Chapters

“Matter, Form, and Individuation.” In The Oxford Handbook to Aquinas, eds. Brian Davies and Eleonore Stump.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

“Simplicity and Aseity.” In The Oxford Handbook to Philosophical Theology, eds. Michael Rea and Thomas Flint, 105-228.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.

“Anselm’s Ethics.”  In The Cambridge Companion to Anselm, eds. Brian Davies and Brian Leftow, 222-256.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Edited Book

The Cambridge Companion to Abelard.  Co-edited with Kevin Guilfoy.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Selected Honors

Humboldt Research Fellowship. Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Thomas-Institut, Universität zu Köln, Germany (2006-2007).

Work in Progress

Book: Aquinas on Material Objects.

Journal Article: “Aquinas on Change and Hylomorphism.”

Journal Article: “Aquinas on Lying.”

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