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Edward P Mahoney, Professor, Philosophy

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Office Location:  201J West Duke Building
Office Phone:  +1 919-660-3061, +1 919-660-3050
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Political Philosophy
Research Interests:

Edward P. Mahoney (M.A. Political Science, 1960; Ph.D. 1966, Columbia) has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the John S. Guggenheim Foundation and he was a Fulbright Teaching Fellow at the University of Rome. His interests are late ancient philosophy; medieval and Renaissance philosophy and science; and political philosophy. He is the editor of Medieval Aspects of Renaissance Learning (Duke University Press, 1974) and Philosophy and Humanism (Columbia University Press, 1976). He has published articles in Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie, Franciscan Studies, Journal of the History of Philosophy, Journal of the History of Ideas, Review of Metaphysics and other journals. His recent publications include studies on "the Great Chain of Being" critiques of Aristotle, and late medieval psychology. He has been a visiting professor at the University of California at Los Angeles and The Catholic University of America. He is a former President of the Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy.

Areas of Interest:

Late Ancient Philosophy
 Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy and Science
 Political Philosophy
 Philosophical Psychology


Europe • Ancient • Medieval • Renaissance • Philosophy • Science • Political Philosophy

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. E.P. Mahoney, Some Late Medieval and Renaissance Philosophers on Aristotle (Submitted, submitted)
  2. E.P. Mahoney, From the Medievals to the Early Moderns: Links Between Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern Philosophy (finishing)
  3. E.P. Mahoney, "Agostino Nifo", in Revised New Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. 10 (2003), pp. 391, Detroit: Thomson/Gale; Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press
  4. E.P. Mahoney, "Aristotle and Some Late Medieval and Renaissance Philosophers", in The Impact of Aristotelianism on Modern Philosophy, edited by Riccardo Pozzo (2003), pp. 1-34, Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press
  5. E.P. Mahoney, Marsilio Ficino and Ralph Cudworth on the Great Chain of Being (Accepted, paper accepted) (Accepted for publication in the Acts of a conference on Renaissance Platonism and Cambridge Platonism held in Florence October 2001.)