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Scott MacDonald is Professor of Philosophy and Norma K. Regan Professor in Christian Studies at Cornell. He holds advanced degrees from the University of St. Andrews and Cornell. His research interests include medieval philosophy (especially Augustine and Aquinas), philosophical theology, and issues in moral psychology and the philosophy of action (especially those concerned with free will, moral responsibility, and practical reasoning). He has published widely in these areas and is currently at work on projects on Augustine’s Confessions, De trinitate, and De genesi ad litteram.

In 2018-19 he is Acting Director of the Medieval Studies Program and also a House Fellow at Hans Bethe House on Cornell’s West Campus and Faculty Fellow at Telluride House.

(Image above: Artist’s study for the mosaic installation in Cornell’s Sage Chapel apse. Philosophy sits on the throne at the center of the arts & sciences. Photo of the apse)