Aquinas’s Metaphysics of Intellect: Being and Being-About
Philip L. Quinn Fellowship, 2017–18
Another central research interest of Cory’s is how Islamic philosophers—such as al-Farabi, Averroes, Avicenna, and the author of the Liber de causis—shaped Scholastic thought in medieval Christian Europe. Getting into the mindset of medieval philosophers, in her view, requires a scholarly community that is committed to rediscovering the broader shared philosophical tradition that connects Muslim, Jewish, and Christian thinkers in the Middle Ages, and tracing its patterns of development from late antiquity. To that end, she serves on the executive committee of the “Aquinas and the Arabs Project.”
- NHC Podcast: “Aquinas from Above and Below: Revisiting Ancient Conceptions of the Mind,” July 18, 2018
- Cory, Thérèse Scarpelli. “Knowing as Being? A Metaphysical Reading of the Identity of Intellect and Intelligibles in Aquinas.” American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 91 (2017): 333–51.
- Cory, Thérèse Scarpelli. “Attention, Intentionality, and Mind-Reading in Aquinas’s ‘De Malo’ 16.8.” In Aquinas’s Disputed Questions on Evil: A Critical Guide, edited by M. V. Dougherty, 164–91. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2015.
- Cory, Thérèse Scarpelli. “Rethinking Abstractionism: Aquinas’s Intellectual Light and Some Arabic Sources.” Journal of the History of Philosophy 53, no. 4 (2015): 607–46.
- Cory, Thérèse Scarpelli. Aquinas on Human Self-Knowledge. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
- Cory, Thérèse Scarpelli. “Augustine and Aquinas on Diachronically Unified Consciousness.” Vivarium 50 (2012): 354–81.