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  • Dr. John R. White

    Associate Professor of Philosophy

    (740) 284-5341
    JWhite@franciscan.edu


    Biography

    John White received a B.A. from Thomas More College in New Hampshire and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the International Academy of Philosophy. He also has a degree in music from Schenectady County Community College. He has taught at Franciscan University of Steubenville since 1997. Before that time he taught at St. Mary’s College, Orchard Lake, Michigan and the International Academy of Philosophy. Professor White has received two teaching awards; the Junior Faculty Award in 2000, and the Teacher of the Year Award in 1999. He is a member of the American Philosophical Association, International Association of Environmental Philosophy, North American Kant Society, Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Merleau-Ponty Circle, Hegel Society of America, and Metaphysical Society of America. He has received research grants from the NEH Institute, National Institute for Newman Studies, and Faculty Enrichment Grants and Summer Research Grants from Franciscan University of Steubenville. He co-founded and is currently the editor of the journal Fides quaerens intellectum: a Journal of Theology, Philosophy and History

    His main work has focused on the thought of Max Scheler, Saint Bonaventure, and Blessed John Duns Scotus. In addition his research includes environmental philosophy and the thought of Merleau-Ponty.

  • Dr. John White -- Ethics and Intrinsic Value: The Academy Lectures 
    Ethics and Intrinsic Value: The Academy Lectures, by Roderick Chisholm, Winter Universitaets Verlag, Heidelberg, 2001.

    Dr. John White -- Scotus’s Metaphysical Transformation of Anselm’s Pure Perfections 
    “Scotus’s Metaphysical Transformation of Anselm’s Pure Perfections,” St. Anselm Conference, Manchester, New Hampshire, April 2002.

    Dr. John White -- Bonaventure’s Use of Anselm’s Ontological Argument 
    “Bonaventure’s Use of Anselm’s Ontological Argument. Disputed Questions on the Mystery of the Trinity, question 1, article 1,” Conference on Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies, Villanova University, September 2004.

    Dr. John White -- Divine Light and Human Wisdom: Transcendental Elements in Bonaventure’s Illumination Theory 
    “Divine Light and Human Wisdom: Transcendental Elements in Bonaventure’s Illumination Theory,” International Philosophical Quarterly , Vol. 48, no. 2, June 2008

    Dr. John White -- Doctrinal Development and the Philosophy of History... 
    “Doctrinal Development and the Philosophy of History. Cardinal Newman’s Theory in the Light of Eric Voegelin’s Philosophy of History,” American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, forthcoming

    Dr. John White -- Ecological Value Cognition and the American Capitalist Ethos 
    “Ecological Value Cognition and the American Capitalist Ethos”, Environmental Philosophy, vol. 3, no. 2, Fall 2006.

    Dr. John White -- Environmental Critique and the Capitalist Ethos. A Contribution Based on Max Scheler's Philosophy 
    “Environmental Critique and the Capitalist Ethos. A Contribution Based on Max Scheler's Philosophy,” International Association of Environmental Philosophy, Loyola University of Chicago, October 2002.

    Dr. John White-Identity and Panentheism... 
    “Identity and Panentheism. God and nature in Friedrich Schelling ’s early identity philosophy,” International Association of Environmental Philosophy, November 2007

    Dr. John White -- Lived body and ecological value cognition 
    “Lived body and ecological value cognition,” in Merleau-Ponty and Environmental Philosophy: Dwelling on the Landscapes of Thought, SUNY Press, 2007

    Dr. John White -- Max Scheler Tripartite Anthropology 
    “Phenomenology and education in philosophy,” in Proceedings of the Sixth International Week of Philosophy, Revista de Filosofia edita pela Sociedade Brasileira de Filosofos Catolicos, vol. XVI, no. 1, Rio de Janeiro, 1991.

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