Rory Goggins


Rory Goggins

Rory Goggins

Associate Professor of Philosophy

"We should love both: those whose opinion we follow, and those whose opinion we reject. For both have applied themselves to the quest for the truth, and both have helped us in it."

St. Thomas Aquinas Commentary on Aristotle's Metaphysics XII.9 (trans. Rosemann)


  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., Montclair State University

Highlighted Publications

  • "Aristotle on Happiness and Death." Southwest Philosophy Review
  • "Preconceptions and Epistemic Priority." Ancient Philosophy 27 (2007): 371-390.
  • "Review of Epictetus and Happiness as Freedom by William O. Stephens." Ancient Philosophy 29 (2009): 468-471.

Courses Taught

Areas of Specialization

  • History of Ancient Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Religion

Leadership and Service

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Philosophical Association
  • American Catholic Philosophical Association
  • Society of Christian Philosophers
  • Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy

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