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Dr. John Finley

Dr. John Finley


John D. Finley, is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis, MO and teaches philosophy for the Holy Apostles College Seminary Distance Learning Program. He has taught in the interdisciplinary Great Books program at Thomas Aquinas College in California. Dr. Finley received his doctorate in philosophy at the University of Dallas. His areas of interest include philosophical anthropology, metaphysics, phenomenology, and Ancient and Medieval philosophy.


  • PhD, Philosophy, University of Dallas, 2010
  • MA, Philosophy, University of Dallas, 2003
  • BA, Liberal Arts, Thomas Aquinas College, 1999

Representative Publications

  • Peer-reviewed article: “Stein and Aquinas on the Problem of Individual Being,” Quaestiones Disputatae 4.1, 2013: 107-120.
  • Book review: Philosophical Anthropology: An Introduction by Jose Lombo and Francesco Russo, Nova et Vetera 12.2, 2014.
  • Online article: “Laudato Si’ and the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Marriage,” The Catholic World Report, June 28, 2015.
  • Presentation: “Aquinas, Gender, and the Limits of Humanity,” Conference of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas: Thomas Aquinas, Teacher of Humanity, University of St. Thomas, Houston, October 2013.