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Dr. Curtis Hancock

Dr. Curtis Hancock

Professor of Philosophy

Dr. Curtis Hancock, Ph.D. is Professor of Philosophy, with 35 years full-time experience as a teacher of philosophy. He is Coordinator of the Concentration in the History of Philosophy at Holy Apostles College & Seminary, Cromwell, Connecticut. He taught philosophy for 32 years at Rockhurst Jesuit University, Kansas City, Missouri. At Rockhurst he held the Joseph M. Freeman Chair of Philosophy.  He is former President of the American Jacques Maritain Association and is co-founder (with Dr. Peter Redpath) of the Etienne Gilson Society. He has published numerous books, including Recovering A Catholic Philosophy of Elementary Education (2005). In addition to his seven books, he has published over eighty articles and reviews. He has a close association with the Lublin School of Thomism (Lublin, Poland), and is a Senior Fellow of the Adler-Aquinas Institute. For over a decade he taught for “Great Books Discussions,” an on-line homeschooling program.


  • Ph.D, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, 1985

(Dissertation: Energeia (Actuality) in the Enneads of Plotinus: A Reaction to Plato and Aristotle)

  • M..A. University of Oklahoma, 1974
  • B.A. University of Oklahoma, 1972



Hancock, Curtis. Recovering a Catholic Philosophy of Elementary Education. Pocono, Pennsylvania: Newman House Press, 2005.

Hancock, Curtis and Brendan Sweetman, Editors. Faith & The Life of the Intellect. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2001.

Hancock, Curtis and Brendan Sweetman. Truth and Religious Belief. Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 1998.

Feezell, R. and Curtis Hancock. How Should I Live? Minneapolis, Minnesota: Paragon House, 1991.


Hancock, Curtis. “Peter Redpath’s Philosophy of History.” Studia Gilsoniana 5:1 2016. A Festschrift in Honor of Peter A. Repath.

Hancock, Curtis. “The One and The Many: The Ontology of Science in Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas,” The Review of Metaphysics 69 December, 2015, 233-59.

Hancock, Curtis. “Why Can’t Philosophers and Poets Get Along? Reflections on an Ancient Quarrel.” In A Piercing Light: Beauty, Faith & Human Transcendence. James Jacobs, editor. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2015.

Hancock, Curtis. “The Meaning of Life in the Metaphysics of Plotinus.” In Art and Reality (Sztuka I Realizm), a Festschrift to Henrik Kieres. Lublin, Poland: Catholic University of Lublin, 2014.

Hancock, Curtis and James Stedman, Christina Gagne, and Thomas Spaulding. “Intentionality and the Aristotelian View of Concepts,” Journal of Mind and Behavior, Autumn, 2014, Vol. 35, Issue 4.


Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologiae: A Guide and Commentary. By Brian Davies, Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 2014. In International Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 56, Issue 1.

Aristotle as Teacher: His Introduction to a Philosophic Science. By Christopher Bruell, South Bend, Indiana: St. Augustine’s Press, 2014. In The Review of Metaphysics, Vol. 69, Number 1.