Associate Professor Dr. Bruno NIEDERBACHER SJ, MTh.

Department of Christian Philosophy
Karl-Rahner-Platz 1
A-6020 Innsbruck

Tel.: +43 512 507-8526
Fax: +43 512 507-2736
E-mail: bruno.niederbacher@uibk.ac.at

Office hours: On appointment


Bruno Niederbacher S.J. is associate Professor of Philosophy and head of the Department of Christian Philosophy at the University of Innsbruck.

He got his PhD from the University of Freiburg im Breisgau with a thesis about "Faith as a Virtue in Thomas Aquinas". His main research interests are in medieval philosophy, metaethics and epistemology. His major publications are:

Books

Glaube als Tugend bei Thomas von Aquin. Erkenntnistheoretische und religionsphilosophische Interpretationen. (Münchener philosophische Studien. Neue Folge, Bd. 24). Stuttgart: Kohlhammer 2004. 194 S.

Erkenntnistheorie moralischer Überzeugungen. Ein Entwurf. (Philosophische Analyse, Band 45) Heusenstamm: Ontos Verlag 2012, 210 S.

Articles

1. Immediate Cognition of God. Aquinas on Rapture. In: Disputatio Philosophica 2 (2000), 71-88.

2. The Epistemology of Moral Belief in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. In: Universitas. Monthly Review of Philosophy and Culture (Taiwan) 396 (Mai 2007), 37-58.

3. The Same Body Again? Thomas Aquinas on the Numerical Identity of the Resurrected Body. In: Georg Gasser (ed.), Personal Identity and Resurrection. How Do We Survive Our Death? Aldershot: Ashgate 2010, 145-159.

4. The Relation of Reason to Faith. In: Brian Davies / Eleonore Stump (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Aquinas. Oxford 2012, 337-347.

5. Knowledge as Achievement and the Value Problem. In: Christoph Jäger / Winfried Löffler (Hg.), Epistemology: Contexts, Values, Disagreement. Proceedings of the 34th International Ludwig Wittgenstein Symposium Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria 2011. Frankfurt 2012: Ontos Verlag, 147-153.

6. Emotion und Entscheidung - Erkenntnistheoretische Bemerkungen zur kognitiven Funktion affektiver Zustände in den Geistlichen Übungen des Ignatius von Loyola. In: Zeitschrift für Katholische Theologie 135, 2013, 212-229.

7. The human soul: Augustine's case for soul-body dualism. In: Meconi, David; Stump, Eleonore (Eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Augustine, 2nd edition, Cambridge 2014, 125-141.