Fr. Kevin Flannery, SJ

Ralph McInerny Distinguished Research Fellow

Fr. Kevin L. Flannery, S.J., is professor of the history of ancient philosophy at the Pontifical Gregorian University and serves as a consultor of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith. His main publications include Ways into the Logic of Alexander of Aphrodisias (Brill, 1995) and Acts Amid Precepts: the Aristotelian Logical Structure of Thomas Aquinas’s Moral Theory (Catholic University of America Press; T & T Clark, 2001).

Research Interests

The ethics of Aristotle, with special emphasis on action theory.

Ancient logic.

The ethics of Thomas Aquinas.


Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), English Literature, Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio), 1972.

Master of Arts (M.A.), Anglo-Irish Studies, University College Dublin (Dublin, Ireland), 1974.

Master of Arts (M.A.), Philosophy, Politics and Economics (specialization in general philosophy and political philosophy), University of Oxford, 1983.

Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Weston School of Theology (Cambridge, Massachusetts), 1987.

License in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.), Patristics, Weston School of Theology (Cambridge, Massachusetts), 1989.

Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.), dissertation: ‘The logic of Alexander of Aphrodisias’, University of Oxford, 1992.