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 candidate (ABD) in Philosophy at Loyola University Chjacob ivan studyingicago (entered 2015). My research centers on 13th century Scholasticism, primarily William of Auxerre (1156-1231), an early High Scholastic with influential teachings on philosophy of faith and religious epistemology, and who was instrumental in the adoption and adaptation of Aristotelian and Islamic thought in the West. I also have a strong interest in classical Arabic and Islamic philosophy (especially Ibn Sina / Avicenna) as well as classical Confucianism.  My current research is in medieval epistemology of religion (especially religious experience).

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

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

My Philosophy Blog is where I put stray thoughts that may or may not make it into my published work. My posts are conversation-starters rather than polished pieces; comments and criticism are always welcome. My Personal Blog contains posts on hobbies and other topics.