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The Richard Rufus of Cornwall Project

Preparing Critical Editions of Rufus' Extant Works


Editors

Professor Rega Wood

General Editor, Richard Rufus of Cornwall Project
Indiana University
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

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Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
Email: regawood @ indiana.edu

Education:

Ph.D., Cornell University, 1975

M.A., Cornell University, 1971

B.A., Reed College, 1968

Academic Honors:

American Philosophical Society Research Grant, Summer 1997

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 1997

National Endowment for the Humanities Archival Research Grant, 1993

Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, 1991-1992

St. Bonaventure University Faculty Award for Professional Excellence, 1990

American Council of Learned Societies Grant, 1987

St. Bonaventure University Faculty Research Grant, 1987

Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, 1983-1984

American Philosophical Society Research Grant, 1983

St. Bonaventure University Faculty Research Grant, 1983

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, 1978

Employment:

General Editor, Works of Richard Rufus of Cornwall, 1996-present

Professor, Philosophy Dept., Indiana University Bloomington, 2010-present

Research Professor, Philosophy Department, Stanford University, 2000-2010

Senior Research Scholar, Philosophy Department, Yale University, 1996-2000

Associate Editor, Philosophical Works of John Duns Scotus, 1990-1996

Professor, Franciscan Institute, St. Bonaventure University, 1989-1996

General Editor, Philosophical Works of Adam de Wodeham, 1984-1989

Associate Editor, Philosophical and Theological Works of William of Ockham, Franciscan Institute, St. Bonaventure University, 1975-1983

Publications: Books

(ed.) Richardi Rufi In Arisotelelis De generatione et corruptione, with N. Lewis & J. Ottman, forthc., Oxford 2010.
(ed.) Albertus Magnus und die Anfänge der Aristoteles-Rezeption im lateinischen Mittelalter: Von Richardus Rufus bis zu Franciscus de Mayronis, ed. L. Honnefelder, R. Wood, et al. Münster in W., 2005.

(ed.) Richardus Rufus Cornubiensis, In Physicam Aristotelis, Oxford University Press, 2003.
(ed.) Ioannes Duns Scotus. Quaestiones super librum Perihermenias Arist., Quaestiones in lib. Prophyrii Isagoge et Quaestiones super Praedicamenta Aristotelis, Questiones in Metaphysicam Arist., with G. Etzkorn et al. St. Bonaventure, NY: St. Bonaventure Univ., 1997 (1598 pp.), 1999 (652 pp.), 2004 (254 pp.).

Ockham on the Virtues. West Lafayette, Indiana, 1997.

John Duns Scotus: Metaphysics and Ethics, with L. Honnefelder and M. Dreyer. Leiden 1996.

(ed.) Adam de Wodeham, Lectura secunda, with G. Gál. St. Bonaventure University, 1990. 1212 pp.

(ed.) Ioannes Duns Scotus, Quaestiones super libros Metaphysicorum Aristotelis, with G. Etzkorn et al. St. Bonaventure University, 1997. 1598 pp.

(ed.) Adam de Wodeham, Tractatus de indivisibilibus. Synthese Historical Library, Dordrecht 1988.

(ed.) Guillelmus de Ockham, Expositio in VIII libros Physicorum, with G. Gál et al., Opera Philosophica V, St. Bonaventure University, 1985.

(ed.) Guillelmus de Ockham, Quaestiones in IV Sententiarum, with G. Gál, Opera Theologica VII, St. Bonaventure University, 1983, 404 pp.

(ed.) Guillelmus de Ockham, Quaestiones in II Sententiarum, with G. Gál, Opera Theologica V, St. Bonaventure University, 1981, 542 pp.

Articles and Brief Editions:

"Richard Rufus and Early Commentaries on Aristotle's De anima" with Jennifer Ottman, in Portraits de Maîtres Offerts Á Olga Weijers, ed. C. Angotti et al., Turnhout 2013, pp. 443-455. Parisian commentary genre.

"Duns Scotus on Metaphysics as the Science of First Entity," in Later Medieval Metaphysics, ed. C. Bolyard & R. Keele, New York 2013, pp. 11-29.

"What Price the Horror vacui? Interstitial Vacua and Aristotelian Science," with an appendix, "The Relationship between Roger Bacon and Richard Rufus," in La nature et le vide dans la physique medievale, ed. J. Biard & S. Rommevaux, Turnhout 2012, pp. 39-66.

Speculum animae: Richard Rufus on Perception and Cognition", with Matthew X. Etchemendy. Franciscan Studies 69 (2011) 53-115. Rufus posits species forms, solving a problem posed by Averroes.

"The Subject of the Science of Metaphysics," & "The Influence of Arabic Aristotelianism on Scholastic Natural Philosophy," in The Cambridge History of Medieval Philosophy, ed. R. Pasnau and C. Van Dyke, Cambridge 2009, pp. 247-266.

"Richard Rufus' Response to Saint Abelard," Anselm and Abelard: Investigations and Juxtapositions, ed. G. Gaspar and H. Kohlenberger, Toronto 2006.

"Interpreting Aristotle on Mixture: Problems about Elemental Composition from Philoponus to Cooper," with M. Weisberg, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 20 (2004) 681-706.

“Richard Rufus' De anima Commentary: The Earliest Known, Surviving, Western Commentary,” Medieval Philosophy and Theology 10 (2001) 119-56.

“Early Oxford Theology,” in Mediaeval Commentaries on Peter Lombard's Sentences, ed. G. R. Evans. Brill 2001, pp. 289-343.

“The Earliest Surviving Western Medieval Metaphysics Commentary,” Medieval Philosophy and Theology 7 (1998) 39-49.

“Richard Rufus: Roger Bacon's Successor as a Parisian Physics Professor,” Vivarium 35 (1997) 222-250.

“Richard Rufus and the Classical Tradition,” in Neoplatonisme et philosophie mediaevale, ed. L. Benakis, Turnhout 1997, pp. 229-251.

“Causality and Demonstration: An Early Scholastic Posterior analytics Commentary,” with R. Andrews. Monist 79 (1996) 325-356.

“Individual Forms: Richard Rufus and John Duns Scotus,” in John Duns Scotus: Metaphysics and Ethics, ed. L. Honnefelder et al., Leiden 1996, pp. 251-272.

“Richard Rufus and English Scholastic Discussion of Individuation,” in Aristotle in Britain during the Middle Ages, ed. J. Marenbon, Rencontre de philosophie médiévale 5, Turnhout 1996, pp. 117-143.

“Angelic Individuation: According to Richard Rufus, St. Bonaventure and St. Thomas Aquinas,” in Individuum und Individualität in Mittelalter, ed. A. Speer, Miscellanea Mediaevalia 24, Berlin 1996, pp. 209-229.

“Richard Rufus' Speculum animae: Epistemology and the Introduction of Aristotle in the West,” in Die Bibliotheca Amploniana, ed. A. Speer, Miscellanea Mediaevalia 23, Berlin 1995, pp. 86-109.

“Richard Rufus: Physics at Paris before 1240,” Documenti e studi sulla tradizione filosofica medievale 5 (1994) 87-127.

“Richard Rufus of Cornwall and Aristotle's Physics,” Franciscan Studies 53 (1992) 247-281.

"Richard Rufus on Creation: The Reception of Aristotelian Physics in the West,” Medieval Philosophy and Theology 2 (1992) 1-30.

Encyclopedia Articles:

"Richard Rufus," Ueberwegs Grundriss der Geschichte der Philos. 13. Jahrh. (2013), New Dictionary of Scientific Biography (2007); Companion to Philos. in the Middle Ages (2003); Routledge Encycl. of Philosophy (1998): Adam Wodeham & Rich. Rufus.

The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy (1995): “Hales,” “Olivi,” “Rufus,” “Wodeham.”

The Encyclopedia of Philosophy (1998): “Adam de Wodeham” and “Richard Rufus.”