Dr. Jonathan Sanford

Dr. Jonathan J. Sanford is Professor of Philosophy and the Dean of the Constantin College of Liberal Arts at the University of Dallas. He has published on particular figures in the history of philosophy, including Aristotle, Anselm, Aquinas, Newman, and Scheler, as well as on topics in both metaphysics and ethics. He is especially interested in drawing from the tradition to solve contemporary problems. Dr. Sanford’s most recent book is Before Virtue: Assessing Contemporary Virtue Ethics (CUA Press, 2015). The University of Dallas is well known for the Catholic liberal education it provides, and as academic dean, Sanford oversee all aspects of it. In his current research, as in his work as Dean, Dr. Sanford aims to draw from the Aristotelian-Thomistic tradition on virtue theory and other sources to articulate and defend the essence and purpose of a Catholic liberal education. He and his wife Rebecca live in Irving, Texas, and are blessed with eight children.

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