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Joseph Koterski

Associate Professor 

Collins Hall, Room 117
Fordham University
441 E. Fordham Road
Bronx, New York 10458

Phone: 718-817-3291

International Philosophical Quarterly 
Canisius Hall, Fordham University, Bronx NY, 10458

Curriculum Vitae


S.T.L. (1993) Weston School of Theology. Thesis: “Natural Law and the Book of Wisdom” – Director: Fr. R. Clifford, S.J.

M.Div. (1991) Weston School of Theology, Cambridge, Mass.

Ph.D. (1982) Philosophy, St. Louis Univ. Dissertation: “Karl Jaspers on Truth and Freedom in Science” – Director: Dr. James Collins.

M.A. (1980) Philosophy, St. Louis Univ. Thesis: “Aristotle's Ethics and Reflective Equilibrium” – Director: Dr. W. Charron.

H.A.B. (1976) Classical Languages, Xavier University, summa cum laude.

Areas of Interest



History of Medieval Philosophy 

Recent Publications

Introduction to Medieval Philosophy: Basic Concepts. Malden MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.



“The Concept of Nature: Philosophical Reflections in Service of Theology,” chapter 4 in Theology Needs Philosophy: Essays in Honor of Ralph McInerny, ed. Matthew Lamb (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2016), pp. 54-73.

“Remember the Sabbath Day, to Keep It Holy: Decalogue Three” in Of Elephants and Toothaches: Ethics, Politics, and Religion in Krzystof Kieślowski’s Decalog, ed. Eva Badowska and Francesca Parmeggiani (Bronx NY: Fordham University Press, 2016), pp. 95-107.

 “Carpaccio’s Mysterious Painting,” Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly 38/ 3-4 (Fall/Winter 2015): 5-10.

“Dante and Eschatology,” Proceedings of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, vol. 37, ed. Elizabeth Shaw (Notre Dame IN: Fellowship of Catholic Scholars 2015), pp. 75-89.

“Just War and the Common Good,” Nova et Vetera 10/4 (2012): 1031-1048.