Dr. Matthew Siebert

Dr. Matthew Siebert
Dr. Matthew Siebert
Associate Professor,

Meet Dr. Matthew Siebert

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).

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

“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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