Mark Moes


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Mark Moes completed an M.A . in philosophical theology at the Aquinas Institute when it was located in Dubuque, Iowa (now in St. Louis). He received his doctorate in philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He also holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. He is currently Associate Professor of Philosophy at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, specializing in Ancient Philosophy and teaching the close reading of Platonic dialogues. He has wide reading interests in Philosophy of History (Hegel, Collingwood, MacIntyre, etc.) and in Philosophy of Religion. He is the author of Plato's Dialogue Form and the Care of the Soul (Peter Lang 2000) and articles on ancient philosophy and philosophy of medicine, including "Plato's Conception of the Relation Between Moral Philosophy and Medicine" (in Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, 2001), "Dialectical Rhetoric and Socrates' Treatment of Mimetic Poetry in the Ion and in Book 10 of the Republic" ( Philosophy Study, June 2011), "Hermeneutics and the History of Philosophy," (Introduction to Frederick J. Crosson, Ten Philosophical Essays in the Christian Tradition, Notre Dame, 2015), "Metaphysics, Epistemology, and Theology in Plato's Theaetetus 151d-187e and in Maritain's Bergsonian Philosophy and Thomism" (in Travis Dumsday, editor, The Wisdom of Youth: Essays Inspired by the Early Work of Jacques and Raissa Maritain, CUA Press, 2016). Currently his research interests include (1) Plato's Republic, (2) Plato's Parmenides and late Theaetetus-Sophist-Statesman trilogy, especially interpretations of same that show continuity between Aristotle and Plato, (3) the idea of philosophy as a (higher-order) craft in Plato and Aristotle and the revival of this idea by modern thinkers such as Jacques Maritain, Michael Polanyi, Charles Taylor, and Alasdair MacIntyre; (4) the whole corpus of the published writings of Alasdair MacIntyre.

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Mark Moes