The Master said, “Both keeping past teachings alive and understanding the present- someone able to do this is worthy of being a teacher.”
(Confucius, Analects 2.11, Slingerland trans.)

I am a PhD student in Philosophy at Loyola University Chjacob ivan studyingicago (entered 2015). My research centers on 13th century Scholasticism, primarily William of Auxerre, an early High Scholastic with influential teachings on the philosophy of religious belief, and who was instrumental in the adoption of Aristotelian and Islamic thought in the West. I also have a strong interest in classical Arabic and Islamic philosophy (especially Ibn Sina / Avicenna) and a budding fascination with classical Confucianism.  My current research is in medieval epistemology of religion (especially religious experience) and the relation between philosophy of theology

The About Me page will tell you more about my history and research interests.

At My Work you’ll find a PDF of my CV and paper/presentation abstracts.

My Blog is where I put stray thoughts that may or may not make it into my published work. I sometimes write about my hobbies as well. My posts are conversation-starters rather than polished pieces; comments and criticism are always welcome.