Bonnie Kent

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Professor, Philosophy
School of Humanities
PH.D., Columbia University
Fax: (949) 824-6520
University of California, Irvine
75 Humanities Instructional Building
Mail Code: 4555
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Ethics, Moral Psychology, Action Theory, Medieval Philosophy and Theology
Academic Distinctions
Editorial Board, Journal of the History of Philosophy
Fellow of the American Philosophical Society
Fellow of the Centre for Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs, University of St. Andrews

"Speaking Theologically: The Concept of Habitus in Peter Lombard and his Followers," in The Ontology, Psychology, and Axiology of Habits in Medieval Philosophy, ed. Nicolas Faucher and Magali Roques (Berlin: Springer, 2018).

"Our Inalienable Ability to Sin: Peter Olivi's Rejection of Asymmetrical Freedom," British Journal for the History of Philosophy (June 2017, online).

"In the Image of God? Human Dignity After the Fall," in Dignity: Oxford Philosophical Concepts, ed. Remy Debes (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017), 73-98.

"Weakness and Willful Wrongdoing in Aquinas's De malo," with Ashley Dressel, in Aquinas's Disputed Questions on Evil: A Critical Guide, ed. Michael V. Dougherty (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

"Aquinas's Ethics and Aristotelian Naturalism," in Debates in Medieval Philosophy, ed. Jeffrey Hause (New York and London: Routledge, 2014), 313-24.

"Losable Virtue: Aquinas on Character and Will," in Aquinas and the 'Nicomachean Ethics,' ed. Tobias Hoffmann, Jorn Muller, and Matthias Perkams (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013), 91-109.

"Augustine's On the Good of Marriage and Infused Virtue in the Twelfth Century," Journal of Religious Ethics 41 (2013): 112-36.

"Reinventing Augustine's Ethics: The Afterlife of City of God," in Augustine's 'City of God': A Critical Guide, ed. James Wetzel (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), 225-44.

"Dispositions and Moral Fallibility: The UnAristotelian Aquinas," History of Philosophy Quarterly 29 (2012): 141-57.

"Virtue Theory," in The Cambridge History of Medieval Philosophy, ed. R. Pasnau (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), 493-505.

"Aristotle's Ethics, Situationist Psychology, and a Fourteenth-Century Debate," History of Philosophy Quarterly 25 (2008): 95-114.

"Aquinas and Weakness of Will," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 75 (2007): 70-91.

"Evil in Later Medieval Philosophy," Journal of the History of Philosophy 45 (2007): 177-205.

"On the Track of Lust: Luxuria, Ockham, and the Scientists," in In the Garden of Evil: The Vices and Culture in the Middle Ages, ed. R. Newhauser (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies Press, 2005), 349-70.

“The Moral Life,” in The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Philosophy, ed. A.S. McGrade (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003), 231-53.

“Rethinking Moral Dispositions: Scotus on the Virtues,” in The Cambridge Companion to Scotus, ed. T. Williams (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003), 352-76.

"Habits and Virtues," in The Ethics of Aquinas, ed. S. Pope (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2002), 116-30. Reprinted in Aquinas's Summa Theologiae: Critical Essays, ed. B. Davies (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2006).

Book Reviews
Review of R.J. Teske, trans., William of Auvergne: On Morals, in Journal of the History of Philosophy 53 (2015): 157-58.

Review of M. Barnwell, The Problem of Negligent Omissions, in Journal of Religion 93 (2013): 248-49.

Review of I.P. Bejczy, The Cardinal Virtues in the Middle Ages: A Study in Moral Thought from the Fourth to the Fourteenth Century, in Speculum 88 (2013): 757-58.

Review of Thomas Aquinas: Disputed Questions on Virtue, trans. Jeffrey Hause and Claudia Eisen Murphy, in Journal of the History of Philosophy 50 (2012): 613-14.

Review of M.V. Dougherty, Moral Dilemmas in Medieval Thought: From Gratian to Aquinas, in American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 86 (2012): 378-80.

Review of T.H. Irwin, The Development of Ethics: A Historical and Critical Study,, vol. 1, in Journal of the History of Philosophy 47 (2009): 619-20.

Review of B. Harding, Augustine and Roman Virtue, in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2009.07.34.
Professional Societies
American Philosophical Association
American Catholic Philosophical Association
Society for Medieval & Renaissance Philosophy
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