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Justin M Anderson

Justin M. Anderson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Moral Theology

School of Theology


Dr. Anderson specializes in conceptions of virtue, both in Thomas Aquinas and contemporary virtue ethics.

Justin M. Anderson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Moral Theology, earned both his Ph.D. and M.Phil. from the Hoger Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Louvain). He holds an S.T.B. and a Ph.L. from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome, and an M.A. from Gonzaga University. His doctoral dissertation is entitled Is Thomas Aquinas a Virtue Ethicist? A Critical Examination of Thomas Aquinas's Conception of Virtue and Its Relation to Contemporary Moral Philosophy . Dr. Anderson’s current research focuses on Aquinas’s conception of virtue, its relation to grace, and the role both play in Aquinas’s overall moral science. Related to this is the impact such conceptions have on how Aquinas’s moral thought has been read and understood since the Second Vatican Council. Dr. Anderson is a member of Centre de Hautes Études et de Recherches sur Thomas D’Aquin and the American Philosophical Association. His classes include Fundamental Moral Theology , Catholic Social Teaching , Christian Anthropology , The Ethics of Virtue and Moral Evil and Moral Absolutes. 

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  • Ph.D., Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • M.Phil., Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • S.T.B., Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas



Office Phone
(973) 275-2112


Office Location
Room 9A
Alfieri Hall


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