Dr. Michael W. Tkacz

Biographical Note

Michael W. Tkacz
is Professor of philosophy at Gonzaga University and President of the Society for Thomistic Natural Philosophy.  He did his doctoral research under the direction of the noted historian and philosopher of science William A. Wallace, O.P.  Professor Tkacz specializes in the history of medieval philosophy and the philosophy of nature.  Much of his research is devoted to recovering the ground-breaking contributions of the thirteenth-century thinker Albertus Magnus to the development of scientific method and the metaphysical foundations of empirical research.  Professor Tkacz also contributes to contemporary efforts to reestablish natural philosophy as a discipline linking scientific research and metaphysics.