Associate Professor, Philosophy Program
Phone: 814-871-5753
Office: PC 3206D
haggerty002@gannon.edu

  • Courses Taught
  • Educational History
  • Honor Societies
  • Professional Societies
  • Publications
  • Scholarship/Research

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Philosophy of God
  • Introduction to Logic
  • Introduction to Metaphysics
  • Senior Seminar: Classical Political Philosophy

Educational History

  • 1978: Honors B.A.             University of Scranton
  • 1983: M.A.  Philosophy      Boston College
  • 1989: Ph.D. Philosophy      Boston College
     

Honor Societies

  • Alpha Sigma Nu, National Jesuit Honor Society
  • Eta Sigma Phi, Classics Honor Society
  • Phi Sigma Tau, Philosophy Honor Society

Professional Societies

  • American Philosophical Association
  • American Catholic Philosophical Association
  • American Maritain Association
  • Society of Catholic Social Scientists
  • Fellowship of Catholic Scholars

Publications

                                                                                                              Articles

  • “Augustine, The Mixed Life, and Classical Political Philosophy: Some Reflections on ‘Compositio’ in Book 19 of the De Civitate Dei ,” journal article published in Augustinian Studies, Fall 1992.
  • “Heinrich Rommen on Aquinas and Augustine,” journal article published in Laval Theologique et Philosophique, February 1998.
  • “The Question of Modernity in the Political Thought of Heinrich Rommen,” essay published in Man and the State (Washington: Catholic University Press, 2000).
  • “Beyond the Letter of His Master’s Thought: Charles N. R. McCoy on Medieval Political Theory,” journal article published in Laval Theologique et Philosophique, June 2008.
  • “From the Relative to the Absolute: Louis De Raeymaeker’s ‘Metaphysical Proof’ for the Existence of God,” essay published in Distinctions of Being: Philosophical Approaches to Reality (Washington: Catholic University Press, 2012).
  • “John Scotus Eriugena on the Modes of Interpretation,” journal article under consideration at New Blackfriars.
     

                                                                                                   Selected Book Reviews

  • Review of Howard P. Kainz’s The Existence of God and the Faith-Instinct, published in The Review of Metaphysics, January 2012.
  • Review of James Felt’s Human Knowing: A Prelude to Metaphysics, published in The Review of Metaphysics, January 2007.
  • Review of John Hittinger’s Liberty, Wisdom and Grace: Thomism and Democratic Political Theory, published in The Catholic Social Science Review, Fall 2005.
  • Review of Christopher Lutz’s Tradition in the Ethics of Alasdair MacIntyre: Relativism,  Thomism and Philosophy, published in The Review of Metaphysics, June 2005.
  • Review of Yves Simon’s The Great Dialogue of Nature and Space, published in The Review of Metaphysics, June 2003.
  • Review of James V. Schall’s Jacques Maritain: The Philosopher in Society, published in The Catholic Social Science Review, Fall 2000.
  • Review of Steven Forde’s The Ambition to Rule: Alcibiades and the Politics of Imperialism in Thucydides, published in Ancient Philosophy, Spring 1992.
  • Review of Spiro Panagiotou’s Justice, Law and Method in Plato and Aristotle, published in Ancient Philosophy, Spring 1991.
  • Review of Carnes Lord’s Education and Culture in the Political Thought of Aristotle, published in Dialogue, Fall 1985.

 

Scholarship/Research

                                                                                                 Selected Conference Papers

  • “De Raeymaeker and Van Steenberghen on the ‘Metaphysical Proof’ for God’s Existence,” delivered at the American Maritain Association annual meeting, October 2007.
  • “Louis De Raeymaeker’s ‘Metaphysical Proof’ for the Existence of God,” delivered at the American Maritain Association annual meeting, October 2006.
  • “C. N. R. McCoy on The Structure of Political Thought,” delivered at the Twenty-ninth Annual International Conference on Patristics, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, October 2005.
  • “The Reconstruction of Natural Law: Martin Rhonheimer’s Natural Law and Practical Reason,” delivered at the American Maritain Association annual meeting, October 2001.
  • Commentator for panel on “Catholic Social Theory and Health-care Policy in the United States,” delivered at the American Maritain Association annual meeting, October 2000.
  • “Charles N.R. McCoy on Medieval Political Theory,” delivered at the American Maritain Association annual meeting, October 1999.
  • “A Second Look at Augustine’s Argument for the Existence of God in De Libero Arbitrio,” delivered at the Twenty-third Annual International Conference on Patristics, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, September 1998.
  • “The Question of Modernity in the Political Thought of Heinrich Rommen,” delivered at American Maritain Association annual meeting, October 1998.
  • “John Scotus Eriugena and the Modes of Interpretation,” delivered at the Twentieth Annual International Conference on Patristics, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, September 1995.
  • “Thomas Aquinas on Aristotle’s Treatment of Hippodamus: Tradition and Political Philosophy,” delivered at the Northeastern Political Science Association annual meeting, November 1993.
  • “Heinrich Rommen on Aquinas and Augustine,” delivered at the Eighteenth Annual International Conference on Patristics, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, September 1993.
  • “The Private and the Public in Aristotle’s Political Philosophy,” delivered at the Northeastern Political Science Association annual meeting, November 1992.
  • “The Ancestral and the Good: On Aristotle’s Politics, Book II,” delivered at the Seventeenth Annual International Conference on Patristics, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, September 1992.
  • “Preliminary Observations on the Poets in Plato’s Euthyphro,” delivered at the Classical Association of New England annual meeting, March 1992.
  • Commentator for panel on “Rousseauian Reflections,” delivered at the Northeastern Political Science Association annual meeting, November 1991.
  • “Augustine, The Mixed Life, and Classical Political Theory,” delivered at the Seventeenth Annual International Conference on Patristics, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, September 1991.
  • “Some Comments on Techne in Plato’s Republic I,” delivered at the Classical Association of New England annual meeting, March 1991.
  • “The Mixed Life in Book XIX of Augustine’s De Civitate Dei,” delivered at the Augustinian Conference, Marquette University, November 1990.
  • “Polemarchus and Socrates on Art in Plato’s Republic I,” delivered at the Northeastern Political Science Association annual meeting, November 1990.
  • “Augustine’s Treatment of Classical Political Theory,” delivered at the Medieval Forum at Plymouth State College, March 1990.