Anthony James Carey
Employment, Academic Administration
2000: Acting President, St. John's College, Santa Fe.
1986 - 1991; 1996 - 2000: Dean, St. John's College, Santa Fe.
1992 - 1993: Program Coordinator, Institute of Eastern Classics at St. John's College.
1979 - : Tutor (Tenured 1984), St. John's College, Annapolis, MD and Santa Fe, NM. ("Tutor" is the title of all who teach at St. John's. We have neither professorships nor any other system of faculty ranking.)
2004 - 2007; 2009 -: Distinguished Visiting Professor of Philosophy, United States Air Force Academy.
1976: Instructor in Philosophy, North Carolina Wesleyan College.
1974 -1978: Adjunct Instructor in Philosophy, East Carolina University Extension Program.
1994 - 1995. Consultant in Ethics, Los Alamos Laboratories.
1989 - 1992. Consultant in Education, Alaska Paideia Project.
PhD, Philosophy (Minor; Political Science) 1988 - Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research; Dissertation: Hegel's Critique of Morality.
MA, Philosophy, 1973 - Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research.
BA, Music, 1967 - University of North Carolina.
Area of Specialization
History of Philosophy
Reading knowledge of Greek (Classical and New Testament), Latin (Medieval), Italian, French, German, Russian, Sanskrit.
"Christianity and Force: The Just War Tradition" - accepted for publication in Religion, Fundamentalism, and Violence, edited by Andrew Gluck, scheduled to be published in 2009 by Scranton University Press.
"The Theoretical Presuppositions of Liberal Education," The Envisioned Life - Essays in Honor of Eva Brann, edited by P. Kalkavage and E. Salem 2007.
"Vedic Tradition and the Origin of Philosophy in Ancient India" - The St. John's Review, 2007.
"Review of Richard Kennington's On Modern Origins" - The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy, vol. VI 2006.
"The Discovery of Nature" - The St. John's Review, 2000.
"Review of Jorge Aigla's Karate-Do and Zen" – The St. John's Review, 1995.
"The Act of Faith" - in Essays in Honor of Robert Bart, 1992.
"Reply to Open Letter on the Relevance of Classics"- Frame of Reference - The Alaska Humanities Forum, 1991.
"Aristotle on the Intelligibility of Being" - The St. John's Review, 1984.
Currently in review (Copies will be made available on request.)
Book: Natural Reason and Natural Law – A Response to Straussian Criticisms of Thomas Aquinas
Monograph: The Idea of Revelation
Article: "The Concept of Nature in Greek Philosophy and the Bible."
Recent conference presentations (Copies will be made available on request.)
2008 - 43rd International Congress on Medieval Studies – "Courage, Death, and the Good of Reason."
2007 - 42nd International Congress on Medieval Studies – "Faith and Reason in Thomas Aquinas's Account of Procession in God."
2006 - 41st International Congress on Medieval Studies – "Prudence, Synderesis, and Conscience."
Formal Lectures (Copies will be made available on request.)
2008 – "Liberal Education and the Military Officer" – Annual Reich Lecture, United States Air Force Academy.
2008 – "Freedom, Letters, and Leisure" – Commencement Address, Graduate Institute, St. John's College.
2008 – "The Privilege of Reason II – Identity and Eternity" – Wednesday Lecture Series, St. John's College.
2007 – "Orthodoxy and Classical Education" – Agia Sophia School, Portland Oregon.
2006 – "The Privilege of Reason I – Evolution and History" – Friday Night Lecture Series, St. John's College.
2003 – "The Philosophical Theology of Thomas Aquinas I" – St. John's College Graduate Institute, Summer Lecture Series.
2003 – "The Philosophical Theology of Thomas Aquinas II" – St. John's College Graduate Institute, Summer Lecture Series.
2002 – "Assumptions of the Philosophical Critique of Religion" – University of Dallas, (Italy Campus), Castel Gandolfo, Italy.
1999 – "On the Trivium" – Dean's Opening Lecture, St. John's College.
1996 – "On the Quadrivium" – Dean's Opening Lecture, St. John's College.
1994 – "Kant's Dual Metaphysics" – Friday Night Lecture Series, St. John's College.
1993 – "The Unhappy Consciousness" (on Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit) -Wednesday Lecture Series, St. John's College.
1992 – "Reason as Lawgiver" - Boston College
1990 – "Ivan's Blasphemy" (on The Brothers Karamazov) - Dean's Lecture, St. John's College.
1989 – "Hegel's System: A Synoptic Exposition" – Dean's Lecture, St. John's College.
1988 – "Politics and the Life of the Mind" - Dean's Lecture, St. John's College.
1986 – "On the Use and Possession of Logos" - Dean's Lecture, St. John's College.
1985 – "Grace and Free Will" - St. John's College, Annapolis.
1982 – "Virtue and Knowledge in Plato's Meno" - St. John's College (Annapolis).
Born September 26, 1944, Wilson, North Carolina.
Citizenship: United States
Military Service: United States Marine Corps, 1967-1969.
Married, with four children
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