Dr. Victor Salas

Associate Professor of Philosophy
Phone: 
313-883-8774
By appointment
Education: 
Ph.D. (Philosophy), Saint Louis University (2008)
M.A. (Philosophy), Saint Louis University (2007)
Graduate Certificate in Medieval Studies, Saint Louis University (2005)
B.A. Honors (Philosophy), University of Texas-Austin (2000)
Bio / Information: 

Dr. Salas is an Associate Professor of philosophy who specializes in medieval and late scholastic metaphysics. His publications have treated a number of historical figures (viz., Albertus Magnus, Bonaventure, Thomas Aquinas, Duns Scotus, and Francisco Suarez, among others). At present, he is working on a monograph devoted to establishing the claim that Francisco Suárez's metaphysics constitutes a form of Christian existentialism. 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.

Publications: 
A Companion to Francisco Suárez (Editor with Robert Fastiggi) (Brill, 2015).
John P. Doyle, Collected Studies on Francisco Suárez, S.J., 1548-1617 (Leuven University Press, 2010).
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.