Fr. Anselm Ramelow, OP
MA in History, Art History, and Philosophy, University of Freiburg, Germany; MDiv, MA (Theology), Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology; PhD in Philosophy, University of Munich, Germany.
The Truth will set you free. - Jesus Christ
Fr. Anselm seeks to awaken the minds of his students to the fascination of being and truth. Fr. Anselm combines dialogue, Socratic questioning and lecture for an engaging and intellectual structure in his classes. His students come away with not only knowledge but also critical thinking skills, awareness of problems and a resistance against fallacies and fashions.
Fr. Anselm's academic interests are wide, ranging from the history of philosophy to topics such as free will, philosophy of language and aesthetics (including religion and the arts and art history). Fr. Anselm is knowledgeable in Continental, Medieval and Scholastic philosophers as well as the Ancients, such as Plato and Aristotle and likes to investigate philosophical problems in their larger historical context.
Fr. Anselm brings modern thought into dialogue with the tradition of Aristotle and Aquinas. He is seeking this dialogue in areas such as the question of free will and metaphysics, the concept of personhood, philosophical aesthetics and philosophy of language. Regarding the latter he has also published on Wittgenstein’s and the modern philosophy of language’s influence on contemporary fundamental theology.
Current interests: free will and its underlying metaphysics, philosophy of language, the concept of person, philosophical aesthetics, faith and reason, Thomas Aquinas, Kant and German Idealism, hermeneutics.
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