Dr. Matthew Siebert

Dr. Matthew Siebert
Dr. Matthew Siebert
Assistant Professor,
Philosophy

Meet Dr. Matthew Siebert

OF NOTE:
His famous philosophy majors: C. S. Lewis (author), Steve Martin (comedian), Phil Jackson (basketball coach), Pat Buchanan (politician), Arian Foster (football player), T. S. Eliot (Nobel prize winner), Peter Thiel (Paypal co-founder), Juan Luis Guerra (musician), St. John Paul II (pope).

KNOWN FOR:
The delight he takes in having many students who have the same yearning for truth and wisdom.

POPULAR QUOTE:
“I am seeking wisdom, and I have been called to share the truth with others and help them learn to think things through carefully for themselves.”

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

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