Thérèse Bonin

Associate Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

320 College Hall
Phone: 412.396.6504


Ph.D., Medieval Studies, The University of Notre Dame, 1994
M.M.S., Medieval Studies, The University of Notre Dame, 1988
M.A., Religious Studies, Providence College, 1986
A.B., Philosophy, Assumption College, 1982

Thérèse Bonin has research interests in the Aristotelian commentary tradition, Islamic philosophy, twelfth-and thirteenth-century translations, the philosophy of nature, problems about individuation and the soul, and Albertus Magnus, Thomas Aquinas, and their relation to each other. She also takes part in Christian–Muslim dialogue.


PHIL 286: Philosophy of Nature
PHIL 299: Love & Friendship
PHIL 301W: Medieval Philosophy
PHIL 315W: Thomas Aquinas
PHIL 318: Philosophy of the Human Person
PHIL 450W/550: Islamic Philosophy
PHIL 427W/527: St. Thomas Aquinas—The Soul
PHIL 521: St. Thomas Aquinas: God & Being
PHIL 523: The Names of God

Selected publications

“A Muslim Perspective on Philosophy & Religion: The Decisive Treatise of Averroës,” Περιπατητικός 6 (2007).

Creation as Emanation: The Origin of Diversity in Albert the Great’s ‘On the Causes and the Procession of the Universe,’ University of Notre Dame Press, 2001; re-issued in paper and electronic editions, 2016.

“The Emanative Psychology of Albertus Magnus,” Topoi, Vol. 19, no. 1, March 2000.

Guest Editor, “Medieval Arabic Philosophy and the West,” Topoi, vol. 19, no. 1, March 2000.

Encyclopedia of Catholicism. Edited by Richard P. McBrien. Sub verbis “Albertus Magnus, St.,” “Averroism,” “Bacon, Roger,” “Boethius, St. Severinus,” “Florilegia,” “Liber de Causis,” “Lull, Bl. Ramon,” “Maimonides, Moses,” “Migne, Jacques Paul,” “Siger of Brabant,” and “William of Moerbeke.”