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Robert A. Delfino

Associate Professor
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo


Ph.D., Philosophy, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2001

B.A., Philosophy and English, St. John’s University, 1994


Metaphysics, especially naturalism and personal identity

The relationship between science, metaphysics, and religion

Medieval Philosophy and Thomas Aquinas

Robert A. Delfino received his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he specialized in metaphysics and medieval philosophy, studying under Professor Jorge J. E. Gracia. His current research interests include metaphysics, ethics, and the relationship between science, philosophy, and religion. He has published articles on Aristotle, Aquinas, Kant, Husserl, philosophy of science, personal identity, and human rights, in various countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Italy, Russia, Poland, and India. He has presented papers at the Comillas Pontifical University in Madrid, Spain, the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, in Poland, and the University of Oxford, in the United Kingdom. He is a fellow of the Adler-Aquinas Institute, a member of the Board of Advisors for the International Etienne Gilson Society, and the editor of Studies in the History of Western Philosophy (SHWP), a special series within the Value Inquiry Book Series (VIBS).