Alice Ramos is Professor of Philosophy at St. John’s University in Queens, New York, where she has taught since 1987. She holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy with highest honors from the University of Navarra in Spain (1986), and a Ph.D. in French Literature from New York University (1979), where her doctoral dissertation was nominated among the top four of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Her publications include Beauty and the Good: Recovering the Classical Tradition from Plato to Duns Scotus(Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, November 2020; History of Philosophy Series), Dynamic Transcendentals: Truth, Goodness, and Beauty from a Thomistic Perspective (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, May 2012), two edited books for the American Maritain Association: Beauty, Art, and the Polis (2000) and Faith, Scholarship, and Culture in the 21st Century (2002), a book written in Spanish entitled Signum: De la semiótica universal a la metafísica del signo (University of Navarra Editions, 1987), and over sixty articles in areas such as Thomistic metaphysics and ethics, Christian anthropology, Kantian ethical theology. She is the recipient of grants for scholarly work both in the United States and in Europe (France and Poland). She was a fellow at the University of Notre Dame’s Center for the Philosophy of Religion (winter-spring semester of 1995) and was a participant at Notre Dame’s Erasmus Summer Institute for Faculty on practical rationality (June 11-25, 2005) under the direction of Alasdair MacIntyre. She was also a participant of Thomistic Institutes organized by the Thomist philosopher Ralph McInerny at the University of Notre Dame. She is a past president of the American Maritain Association (2001-2004) and has been a member of the Executive Council of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, having served on the Council in two elected terms. She has also served on the Executive Committee of the Metaphysical Society of America. She has for a number of years collaborated in research projects in medieval philosophy with colleagues from the University of Navarra and other European and Latin American universities. More recently she worked on a project which was published in article form, where she tried to show how the thought of contemporary philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer can be enriched by reference to the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas, who offers key principles for understanding some of Gadamer’s fundamental intuitions.
Areas of Interest
Beauty and the Good: Recovering the Classical Tradition from Plato to Duns Scotus (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2020). I am the editor of this book which consists of fifteen essays written by philosophers and theologians.
Dynamic Transcendentals: Truth, Goodness, and Beauty from a Thomistic Perspective (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2012).