pax et bonum
Thomas M. Ward
(I usually go by "Tom")​
thomasmward at gee mail dot kom

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Baylor University, 2017-
Ph.D. (UCLA), M.Phil. (Oxon.), B.A. (Biola)​

I work in the Philosophy Department at Baylor University. Prior to Baylor, I taught for five years at Loyola Marymount
University, in Los Angeles, California. My research focuses on medieval philosophy on a variety of topics, ranging from
details of medieval science to speculative theorizing about God's existence and nature. I mostly teach courses on the
history of philosophy, in particular, Ancient and Medieval. If you would like a copy of my CV, please email me. 

Here is some of my published work: 

John Duns Scotus on Parts, Wholes, and Hylomorphism. Brill, 2014.
Journal Articles
"A Most Mitigated Friar: Scotus on Natural Law and Divine Freedom," American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, forthcoming
"Scotism about Possible Natures," Philosophical Quarterly, forthcoming
“Losing the Lost Island,” International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 83:1 (2018)
“Many Exits on the Road to Corpuscularianism,” Proceedings of the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics 15 (2018)
“Voluntarism, Atonement, and Duns Scotus,” The Heythrop Journal 58:1 (2017)
“Reconstructing Aquinas’s World: Themes from Brower,” Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy 4 (2016)
“Thomas Aquinas and John Buridan on Hylomorphism and the Beginning of Life,” Res Philosophica 93:1 (2016)
“Transhumanization, Personal Identity, and the Afterlife: Thomistic Reflections on a Dantean Theme,” New Blackfriars 96:1065 (2015)
“John Duns Scotus’s Pluralism about Substantial Form,” Journal of the History of Philosophy 50:4 (2012)
“Spinoza on the Essences of Modes,” British Journal for the History of Philosophy 19:1 (2011)
“Relations without Forms: Some Consequences of Aquinas’s Metaphysics of Relations,” Vivarium 48:3-4 (2010)
“How Aquinas Could Have Argued that God is Really Related to Creatures,” Proceedings of the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics 6 (2006)
Book Chapters
“Parts, Wholes, and the Elements in Some Medieval Philosophers,” Parts and Wholes, ed. Andrew Arlig. Turnhout: Brepols. Forthcoming.
“The Incoherence of Ockham’s Ethics,” Grounding in Medieval Philosophy, ed. Magali Roques. Brill. Forthcoming.
“Vincent Ferrer’s Theory of Natural Supposition,” Modern Views of Medieval Logic, ed. Benedikt Löwe et al.. Leuven: Peeters, 2018
“Notes from a Nominalist in a New Incunabulum by Symphorien Champier” with B. Copenhaver, in Essays in Renaissance Thought and Letters in Honor of John Monfasani, ed. A. Frazier. Brill, 2015
Reference Articles
“Forms,” The Routledge Companion to Medieval Philosophy, ed. Richard Cross and JT Paasch. London: Routledge. Forthcoming
“John Duns Scotus,” T&T Clark Companion to the Atonement, ed. Adam Johnson. T&T Clark, 2017.
“The Place of God in the Meditations,” The Great Books Reader, ed. John Mark Reynolds. Bloomington, MN: Bethany House, 2011.