Kenneth Schmitz

Kenneth Schmitz

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy

B.A., University of Saskatchewan
M.A., University of Toronto
M.S.L., Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, Toronto
Ph.D., University of Toronto


A fellow of Trinity College, University of Toronto, and Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto, Professor Schmitz has taught at Loyola University of Los Angeles, Marquette University, Indiana University, and The Catholic University of America. Past president of the American Catholic Philosophical Association (1977-1978), the Metaphysical Society of America (1979-1980), and the Hegel Society of America (1974-1976), he was elected a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in 1991. In 1992, he was awarded the Aquinas Medal from the ACPA. Professor Schmitz's most recent publications include such articles as "Substance Is Not Enough. Hegel's Slogan: From Substance to Subject," "From Anarchy to Principles: Deconstruction and the Resources of Christian Philosophy," "Theological Clearances: Foreground to a Rational Recovery of God," and "The First Principle of Personal Becoming." His 1991 McGivney Lectures, entitled At the Center of the Human Drama: The Philosophy of Karol Wojtyła/Pope John Paul II, are published by the Catholic University of America Press and have recently been translated into Polish.  The Gilbert Ryle Lectures at Trent University are published as The Recovery of Wonder (McGill-Queen's Press).

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