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The Richard Rufus of Cornwall Project

Preparing Critical Editions of Rufus' Extant Works


Editors

Professor Neil Lewis

Assistant Editor, Richard Rufus of Cornwall Project
Georgetown University
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

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Philosophy Department
Georgetown University
Washington, D.C. 20057
Email: lewisn @ georgetown.edu

Education:

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1988
Dissertation: “Time and Modality in Robert Grosseteste”

M.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1987

B.A., Melbourne University, 1979, Honors, 1st Class

Academic Honors:

Georgetown University, Summer Research Grants, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2003

Georgetown University, Junior Research Fellowship, 1993

Harvard University Fellowship to study medieval Latin paleography, 1984

University of Pittsburgh, Andrew Mellon Fellowship, 1980-1981

Melbourne University, Hastie Exhibition, final year honors philosophy, 1978

Melbourne, Hastie Exhibition, second year honors philosophy, 1976

Employment:

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University, 1996-present

Visiting Associate Professor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 2001

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University, 1990-1996

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Franklin and Marshall College, 1988-1990

Instructor in Philosophy, Franklin and Marshall College, 1987-1988

Publications:

"Libertas arbitrii in Robert Grosseteste’s De libero arbitrio," in Robert Grosseteste in his Intellectual Milieu, ed. J. Flood, et al., Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Papers in Mediaeval Studies 24, Toronto, 2013, pp. 11-33.

"Robert Grosseteste & Richard Rufus of Cornwall on Unequal Infinites," in Robert Grosseteste: His Thought and Impact, ed. J. Cunningham, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto, 2012, pp. 227-256."

Richardi Rufi In Arisotelelis De generatione et corruptione, with R. Wood & J. Ottman, Oxford 2011.

"Robert Grosseteste's On Light: An English Translation," in Robert Grosseteste in his Intellectual Milieu, ed. J, Flood, et al., Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Papers in Mediaeval Studies 24, Toronto, 2013, pp. 239-247.

"Robert Grosseteste", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Summer 2013 Edition), ed. E. Zalta.

"Grosseteste on Being," The Modern Schoolman, 86 (2009), 25-47.

"William of Auvergne," The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Summer 2008 Edition), ed. E. Zalta.

“Robert Grosseteste and the Continuum,” in The Beginnings of the Medieval Reception of Aristotle in the Latin West, forthcoming.

“Robert Grosseteste's Notes on the Physics,” in Editing Robert Grosseteste, ed. J. Goering, (Toronto, 2003), pp. 103-134.

“Robert Grosseteste,” in A Companion to Philosophy in the Middle Ages, ed. J.E. Gracia & T. Noone, (Oxford, 2003), pp. 597-606.

“Space and Time,” in The Cambridge Companion to Duns Scotus, ed. T. Williams, (Cambridge, 2003), pp. 69-99.

“The Problem of a Plurality of Eternal Beings in Robert Grosseteste,” in Medieval Philosophy and Theology 7 (1998) 17-38.

“Robert Grosseteste and the Church Fathers,” in The Reception of the Church Fathers in the West, ed. I. Backus, Leiden 1997, 197-220.

“Power and Contingency in Robert Grosseteste and John Duns Scotus,” in John Duns Scotus: Metaphysics and Ethics, ed. L. Honnefelder et al., Leiden 1996, pp. 205-225.

“William of Auvergne's Account of the Enuntiabile: Its Relation to Nominalism and the Doctrine of the Eternal Truths,” in Vivarium 33 (1995) 113-136.

“The First Recension of Robert Grosseteste's De libero arbitrio,” in Mediaeval Studies 53 (1991) 1-88.

“Determinate Truth in Abelard,” in Vivarium 25 (1998), 81-109.

Recent Addresses:

"The Light Metaphysics and Aristotle's Physics," Secrets and Discovery in the Middle Ages: 5th European Congress of Medieval Studies, Porto, July, 2012.

"Rational Capacities: Some Medieval Responses," Conference on Aristotelian Logic and Metaphysics, Indiana University, October, 2012.

"Grosseteste on Time," Cornell Summer Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy, June, 2012.

"Grosseteste on Being," for a conference entitled "Grosseteste to Wyclif: The Shifting Focus of British Medieval Philosophy," organized by M. Henninger & N. Lewis, Georgetown University, March 2009.

"Grosseteste on Unequal Infinites," for a conference entitled "Robert Grosseteste: His thought and its impact", Bishop Grosseteste University College, Lincoln, July 2009.

Comments on Hester Gelber, "The Fate of Providence," The University of Toronto Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy, University of Toronto, September, 2006.

Comments on Sten Ebbesen, "The Man Who Loved ‘Every’," Sixth Henle Conference, St. Louis University, April 2004.

“Robert Grosseteste's De libero arbitrio” Grosseteste and his Intellectual Milieu, International Conference, Bishop Grosseteste College, Lincoln, July 2003.

“Robert and Richard on Truths, Verities and the Transcendentals,” with Rega Wood, E.A. Moody Medieval Philosophy Workshop, of California at Los Angeles, February 2003.

“Robert Grosseteste's Notes on the Physics,” Editing Robert Grosseteste: The 36th Annual Conference on Editorial Problems, University of Toronto, November 2000.

“Robert Grosseteste on the Continuum,” The Beginnings of the Medieval Reception of Aristotle in the Latin West, International Conference, Albertus Magnus Institute, Bonn, August 2000.

Work in Progress:

Grosseteste's commentary on the Physics of Aristotle, with Professor Peter King of the Univ. of Toronto. Under contract with the Dallas Library of Medieval Latin Texts, ed. P. Rosemann.

Critical edition of the second recension of Robert Grosseteste's De libero arbitrio, British Academy. An English translation of Robert Grosseteste’s philosophical writings.