Dr. Victor M. Salas
M.A. (Philosophy) Saint Louis University, 2007
Graduate Certificate (Medieval Studies) Saint Louis University, 2005
B.A., Honors (Philosophy) University of Texas-Austin, 2000
Dr. Salas is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. His principal research interests are in medieval and late Scholastic metaphysics, especially that of Albertus Magnus, Thomas Aquinas, Duns Scotus, and Francisco Suárez. He is also interested in the relationship between medieval philosophical theology and post-Heideggerian philosophies of religion, especially those of Gianni Vattimo and Jean-Luc Marion.
At present, Dr. Salas, is beginning work on a project devoted to the exporlation of Suárez's metaphysics of possible being. Upon completion of that project, he plans to explore further the nature of Jesuit scholastic metaphysics (in general) in terms of the relationship between, on the one hand, analogy and univocity, and on the other, transcendentality and supertranscendentality. Here, the goal is to determine the nature and limits of Jesuit scholastic metaphysics.
Representative publications include the following:
- A Companion to Francisco Suárez (Editor with Robert Fastiggi) (Brill, 2015).
- Hircocervi and Other Metaphysical Wonders: Essays in Honor of John P. Doyle (Editor) (Marquette University Press, 2013).
- John P. Doyle, On the Borders of Being and Knowing: Some Late Scholastic Thoughts on Supertranscendental Being (Editor) (Leuven University Press, 2012).
- “Between Thomism and Scotism: Francisco Suárez on the Analogy of Being,” in A Companion to Francisco Suárez, eds. Victor M. Salas and Robert Fastiggi (Leiden: Brill, 2015), 336–362.
- "Albert the Great and 'Univocal Analogy'," American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 87.4 (2013): 611-635.
- "Edith Stein and Medieval Metaphysics," American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 85.2 (2011): 323-340.
- "Albertus Magnus and Thomas Aquinas on the Analogy between God and Creatures," Mediaeval Studies 72 (2010): 283-312.
- "The Twofold Character of Thomas Aquinas's Analogy of Being," International Philosophical Quarterly 49.3 (2009): 295-315.
- "Thomas Aquinas on Christ's Esse: A Metaphysics of the Incarnation," The Thomist 70.4 (2006): 577-603.