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  • Dr. Mark Roberts

    Professor of Philosophy

    (740) 284-5345
    MRoberts@franciscan.edu

    Biography

    Dr. Mark Roberts studied at the University of Rhode Island where he received a B.A. and M.A., and the University of Dallas where he received an M.A. and a Ph.D. He was a professor and Honors Faculty Fellow at the University of Rhode Island, and a member of the Faculty Senate from 1990 to 1992.

    Professor Roberts came to Franciscan University of Steubenville in 1993 and has been Director of the M.A. Philosophy Program since 2005.

    He is a member of the American Philosophical Association, American Catholic Philosophical Association, Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, Southwestern Philosophical Society, and Society of Christian Philosophers. He has served on the Program Committee of the American Catholic Philosophical Association and was Vice-President of the Rhode Island Philosophical Society. In 2005 Prof. Roberts received the Alumni Teaching Award from Franciscan University, and has received a Fides et Ratio grant and several Faculty Enrichment grants. He has recently been named editor of a new philosophy journal Quaestiones Disputatae. His work has been mainly in the areas of logic and philosophical logic, natural theology, Aquinas, von Hildebrand, and metaphysics.

  • Dr. Mark Roberts -- Maritain's Eternal Truths 
    "Maritain's Eternal Truths," Society for Christian Philosophers, Arizona State University, May 1998.

    Dr. Mark Roberts -“St. Thomas Aquinas and the Experience of Embodiment” 
    "St. Thomas Aquinas and the Experience of Embodiment," at the Patristic, Medieval and Renaissance Studies Conference, Villanova University, October 1998.

    Dr. Mark Roberts -- St. Thomas Aquinas and the Experience of Embodiment 
    "St. Thomas Aquinas and the Experience of Embodiment," at the Patristic, Medieval and Renaissance Studies Conference, Villanova University, October 1998.

    Dr. Mark Roberts -- A Critique of St. Thomas's Epistemology 
    "A Critique of St. Thomas's Epistemology" Patristic, Medieval and Renaissance Studies Conference, Villanova University, September 1997.

    Dr. Mark Roberts -- Can Thomism and Phenomenology be Compared? 
    "Can Thomism and Phenomenology be Compared?" at Franciscan University of Steubenville, March 1996.

    Dr. Mark Roberts -- Classical Theism and Process Theology: On the Question of God’s Real Relation to the World 
    “Classical Theism and Process Theology: On the Question of God’s Real Relation to the World,” Franciscan University of Steubenville, January, 2006, Fides et Ratio Grant presentation.

    Dr. Mark Roberts -- Dietrich von Hildebrand and St. Thomas Aquinas on Ideal Essences 
    "Dietrich von Hildebrand and St. Thomas Aquinas on Ideal Essences," The Von Hildebrand Centennial Conference, the Internationale Akademie fuer Philosophie in Liechtenstein, November 1989.

    Dr. Mark Roberts -- Dietrich von Hildebrand and St. Thomas Aquinas on Ideal Essences(2) 
    "Dietrich von Hildebrand and St. Thomas Aquinas on Ideal Essences," Aletheia: An International Journal of Philosophy. vol. 5, 1992.

    Dr. Mark Roberts -- Do Substances Admit of Variation in Degree 
    "Do Substances Admit of Variation in Degree?" New England Catholic Philosophical Association, Regis College, 1986.

    Dr. Mark Roberts -- Do Timeless Truths Entail Timeless Falsities 
    "Do Timeless Truths Entail Timeless Falsities," American Catholic Philosophical Round Table, New York, 1994.

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