Dr. Michael W. Tkacz


Scholarly Articles

"Albertus Magnus and the Animal Histories:  A Medieval Anticipation of Recent Developments in Aristotle Studies," Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 87 (2013): 103-13.

"Agustin, creacion, ocasionalismo, y la analogia del arquitecto," Revista Augustinus 60 (2015):313-320.  [Translation of "Occasionalism and Augustine's Builder Analogy for Creation."]

"Thomistic Reflections on Teleology and Contemporary Biological Research," New Blackfriars 94 (2013): 654-75.

"Occasionalism and Augustine's Builder Analogy for Creation," Studia Patristica 70 ([2011] 2013): 521-27.

"Albertus Magnus and the Error of Ptolemy:  Metaphysics and the Origins of Empirical Research Programs," International Philosophical Quarterly 53 (2013): 147-60.

"St. Augustine's Appropriation and Transformation of Aristotelian Eudaimonia," in The Reception of Aristotle's Ethics, ed. Jon Miller.  Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 2013, 67-84.

"Albert the Great on Logic, Knowledge, and Science," in A Companion to Albert the Great:  Theology, Philosophy, and the Sciences, ed. Irven M. Resnick.  Leiden:  E. J. Brill, 2013, 507-40.

"Agustin, el Timeo y la falacia cosmogonica," Revista Augustinus 56 (2011): 205-12.  [Translation of "Augustine, the Timaeus, and the Cosmogonical Fallacy."]

"Albertus Magnus and the Recovery of Aristotelian Form," Review of Metaphysics 64 (2011): 735-62.

"Augustine, the Timaeus, and the Cosmogonical Fallacy," Studia Patristica 49 ([2007] 2010): 15-20.

"Albert the Great and the Aristotelian Reform of the Platonic Method of Division," The Thomist 73 (2009): 399-435.

"Albert the Great and the Revival of Aristotle's Zoological Research Program," Vivarium 45 (2007): 30-68.

"Scientific Reporting, Imagination, and Neo-Aristotelian Realism," The Thomist 68 (2004): 531-43.

"The Retorsive Argument for Formal Cause and the Darwinian Account of Scientific Knowledge," International Philosophical Quarterly 43 (2003): 159-66.

"Faith, Science and the Error of Fideism," Logos:  A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 5 (2002): 139-55.

"Neo-Darwinians, Aristotelians, and Optimal Design," The Thomist 62 (1998): 355-72.

"The Multicultural West:  Ethnicity and the Intellectual Foundations of Western Civilization," The Intercollegiate Review 33 (1997): 10-17.

"Albert the Great and the Interpretation of Aristotle's Historia animalium," Proceedings of the Conference on Patristic, Medieval & Renaissance Studies 18 (1994): 217-27.

Articles in Reference Works

"Philosophy of Social Science," in Catholic Social Thought, Social Science and Social Policy:  An Encyclopedia, ed. J. Varacalli, S. Krason, R. Myers, and M. Coulter.  Lanham: The Scarecrow Press, 2007, q.v.

"Aristotle in Late Antiquity," "Augustine's Knowledge of Aristotle," and "Augustine and the Peripatetic School," in Augustine Through the Ages:  An Encyclopedia, ed. Allan D. Fitzgerald.  Eerdmans Publishing, 1999, q.v.

"Michael of Ephesus" and "Robert Grosseteste" in Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, ed. Alexander Kazhdan.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1991, q.v.


The Second Liberal Art:  Basic Elements of Traditional Logic.  Dubuque:  Kendall-Hunt Publishing, 2010.

Augustine:  The Political Writings.  Translated with Douglas Kries.  Indianapolis:  Hackett Publishing, 1994.