Howard P. Kainz. Five Metaphysical Paradoxes. ISBN-10: 0-87462-173-9 & ISBN-13: 978-0-87462-173-0. Aquinas Lecture 70 (2006). Cloth. 58 pp. $15

Howard Kainz studied Greek, Latin, and Philosophy at the University of California and at Loyola University, Los Angeles (BA). After an MA in the History of Philosophy at St. Louis University, he finished his PhD at Duquesne University, specializing in 19th Century German Philosophy. He was an Assistant Professor at Duquesne, then subsequently at Marquette, where he became full professor in 1981, and professor emeritus in 2002.

Professor Kainz was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for research in 1977-78, and two Fulbright Fellowships for study in Germany, 1981-82 and 1987-88.

Among the publications of Professor Kainz are the following books:

Howard P. KainzNatural Law: A Reevaluation (2004), Politically Incorrect Dialogues (1999), G.W.F. Hegel: The Philosophical System (1996), An Introduction to Hegel: The Stages of Modern Philosophy (1996), Democracy and the ‘Kingdom of God’ (1993), Ethics in Context: Toward a Definition and Differentiation of the Morally Good (1988), Paradox, Dialectic and System: A Contemporary Reconstruction of the Hegelian Problematic (1988), Democracy East and West: A Philosophical Overview (1984), Ethica Dialectica: A Study of Ethical Oppositions (1979), Hegel’s Phenomenology, Part I: Analysis and Commentary (1976), Hegel’s Phenomenology, Part II: The Evolution of Ethical and Religious Consciousness to the Absolute Standpoint (1983), Active and Passive Potency in Thomistic Angelology (1972). In addition to some sixty scholarly articles and book reviews, he has also published a translation with commentary: Selections from Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit: Bilingual Edition (1994); two textbooks: The Philosophy of Man: A New Introduction to Some Perennial Issues (1981), Hegel’s Philosophy of Right with Marx’s Commentary: A Handbook for Students (1974); and two collections: Philosophical Perspectives on Peace: An Anthology of Classical and Modern Sources (1987), The Legacy of Hegel, with J. O’Malley & L. Rice (1973).


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