Richard C. Taylor is professor of philosophy at Marquette University and a member of the De Wulf - Mansion Centre of the Institute of Philosophy at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. His work has ranged from the Greek philosophical tradition and the entré of philosophy into the lands of Islam in the ninth century in the Plotiniana Arabica and the Discourse on the Pure Good (Latin: Liber de causis), through the classical rationalist tradition of al-Farabi, Ibn Sina / Avicenna, and especially Averroes, through to the influence of these writings in Latin on the thought of Thomas Aquinas and his teacher Albert the Great in the thirteenth century. He is active as director of the Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ International Working Group (AquinasAndTheArabs.org) since its inception in 2005 and founding editor of the Brepols series, Philosophy in the Abrahamic Traditions of the Middle Ages. Current CV available here.
Ph.D. University of Toronto 1982, Philosophy & Medieval Studies
I have taught graduate courses on Aristotle, Ancient and Medieval Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy and Religion in the Middle Ages, Arabic/Islamic Philosophy, Thomas Aquinas and more. Since 2011 I annually co-teach Aquinas in Context with Prof. Andrea Robiglio at KULeuven (biennially linked with a Marquette graduate seminar on Aquinas and the Arabic tradition). Undergraduate courses I regularly teach include Foundations in Philosophy, Theory of Ethics, Philosophy of Religion and courses in the History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy.