JEFF STEELE

EDUCATION:

Ph.D., Philosophy.
Dissertation: John Duns Scotus’s Metaphysics of Goodness: Adventures in 13th-Century Metaethics.
Dissertation Committee: Thomas Williams (ad.), Roger Ariew, Colin Heydt, Joann Waugh.
University of South Florida (2015), Tampa, FL.

M.A., Philosophy of Religion and Ethics
Biola University (2010), La Mirada, CA.

 

AREAS OF SPECIALTY:

AOS: Medieval Philosophy, Ethics, Philosophy of Religion.

AOC: Ancient Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy, Metaethics.

 

PUBLICATIONS:

“Happiness.” The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Ethics (Forthcoming, Cambridge University Press, 2019).

“Complexity without Composition: John Duns Scotus on Divine Simplicity.” (Coauthored with Thomas Williams).  American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly (Forthcoming).

“Duns Scotus, Natural Law, and the Irrelevance of Aesthetic Explanation.”
Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy 4, Forthcoming, 2016.

“The Prospects of a Naturalist Theory of Goodness: A Neo-Aristotelian Approach.”
Florida Philosophical Review 13 (2013), 29-39.

 

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:

 

Full Time Lecturer of Philosophy
Santa Clara University.  Santa Clara University, CA.
2016-Present

Lecturer of Professor
University of South Florida. Tampa, FL.
2016

Graduate Teaching Associate
University of South Florida. Tampa, FL.
2010-2015

Graduate Research Assistant
University of South Florida. Tampa, FL
2012-2015
Research Assistant in medieval philosophy for Thomas Williams and Christina Van Dyke

 

GRANTS:

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Scholarly Editions and Translations Grant.
For John Duns Scotus: Readings in Ethics.
With Thomas Williams.
2014-2016.
Editorial Assistant

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:

“The Convertibility of Being and Good in the Transcendental thought of Philip the Chancellor, Albert the Great, Thomas Aquinas, and John Duns Scotus.”
UNUM, VERUM, BONUM: International Colloquium on Medieval Philosophy.
University of Lisbon, Portugal. April 3-6, 2013.

“The Prospects of a Naturalist Theory of Goodness: A Neo-Aristotelian Approach.”
Florida Philosophical Association.
Orlando, Florida.
November, 2012.

“The Compatibility of Augustine’s Formal Account of Eudaimonia with his Neoplatonic Metaphysics of Goodness.”
Southeast Philosophy Conference.
Clayton State University.
February, 2012.

“Scotus and Aquinas on Will, Freedom, and Ethics.”
University of Toronto. Toronto, Canada.
April, 2011.

“Augustine’s Ordo Amoris.”
Paper accepted at the Midwest regional meeting of the Society of Christian Philosophers.
Hope College. Holland, Michigan.
February, 2011.

“Duns Scotus on Eudaimonism, Moral Motivation, and the Two Affections of the Will.”
Mountain-Pacific regional meeting of the Society of Christian Philosophers.
Fort Lewis College. Durango, Colorado.
October, 2009.

“Duns Scotus on Divine Commands and Moral Obligation.”
Midwest regional meeting of the Society of Christian Philosophers.
Oklahoma Baptist University. Shawnee, Oklahoma.
April, 2009.

“Duns Scotus on Divine Commands and Moral Obligation.”
Paper presented at the De Philosophia Graduate Conference.
University of Ottawa. Ottawa, Canada.
March, 2009.

 

COURSES TAUGHT:

 

Critical Thinking (Spring 2016, University of South Florida (USF))
Introduction to Philosophy (Spring, 2016, Spring 2011, USF)
Philosophy of Religion (Spring, 2013, USF)
Introduction to Ethics (Fall 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011, USF)
Early Modern Philosophy (TA, USF)
Medieval Philosophy (TA, USF)
Symbolic Logic (TA, USF)

 

HONORS AND AWARDS:

Best Graduate Student Paper, Florida Philosophical Association annual conference, 2012.
“The Prospects of a Naturalist Theory of Goodness: A Neo-Aristotelian Approach.”
Publication in the Florida Philosophical Review.

The University of Toronto Medieval Travel Award
An award given to the best paper in ancient or medieval philosophy submitted to the University of Toronto graduate student conference, 2011.
University of Toronto’s Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

The Robert N. Oliver Award in Theology.
An award given to the student with the best work for the year in the department of theology. Given for my work in medieval philosophical theology.
Talbot School of Theology, 2009.
LANGUAGES:

Latin