Dr. Matthew Siebert

Dr. Matthew Siebert
Dr. Matthew Siebert
Associate Professor,

Meet Dr. Matthew Siebert

I restarted the Philosophy department, in cooperation with the Charlotte Diocese seminary.

Much of my Intro Philosophy class is focused on practicing philosophical discussion. I have clear explanations and joke with my students a lot.

“The Church … sees in philosophy the way to come to know fundamental truths about human life.” St John Paul II

WHEN NOT IN THE CLASSROOM, CAN OFTEN BE FOUND:I sing in our church choir and play sports with my three kids.

Examples of classes taught by Dr. Matthew Siebert:

  • Introduction to Philosophy: Ancient & Medieval PH200W
  • Classic Texts of Political Philosophy: Ancient & Medieval PO211
  • Introduction to Logical Reasoning PH202
  • Philosophy of Science & Nature PH305
  • Faith & Reason (Philosophy of Religion) PH314
  • Philosophy of Knowing & Believing (Epistemology) PH315
  • Philosophy of Reality (Metaphysics) PH316
  • Political Economy EC356
  • Senior Seminar PH435
  • Philosophy of St. Augustine
  • Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas
  • B.A., University of Winnipeg
  • M.Phil., University of Oxford
  • Ph.D., University of Toronto
  • “Aquinas on Testimonial Justification” The Review of Metaphysics, vol. 69, no. 3 (March 2016)
  • “Augustine’s Development on Testimonial Knowledge” Journal of the History of Philosophy, vol. 56 no. 2 (April 2018)
  • “Aquinas on Believing God”  Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophy Association, vol. 89 (2016)
  • “Testimonial Trustworthiness: Truthfulness & Trust” American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 92 no. 2 (Spring 2018)
  • “Faith in Science”, American Maritain Association annual meeting, Philadelphia, 1 March 2018
  • “Aquinas on Change”, American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division meeting, Baltimore, 7 Jan. 2017
  • “Testimony and the Aristotelian Virtue of Truthfulness”, Aristotelian Solutions to Contemporary Problems, Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, 25 April 2015
  • “Plato on Courage:  Laches, Protagoras and Republic”, International Plato Society meeting, Ann Arbor, 5 October 2012
  • Commentary on “Existential Thomist Reflections on Kenny” by John F. X. Knasas, American Catholic Philosophical Association, Boston, 10 October 2015
  • Commentary on “Albert the Great and the Matter of Virtue” by David Zettel, 55th Congress, Canadian Philosophical Association meeting, Waterloo, 30 May 2012

Faith, Knowledge, Science, Politics, Ancient Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, Thomism

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