Associate Professor Dr. Bruno NIEDERBACHER, S.J., MTh.

Department of Christian Philosophy
Karl-Rahner-Platz 1 (room 117)
A-6020 Innsbruck

Tel.: +43 512 507-8526
Fax: +43 512 507-2736

Office hours: On appointment

Bruno Niederbacher S.J. is associate Professor of 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:



  • Immediate Cognition of God. Aquinas on Rapture. In: Disputatio Philosophica 2 (2000), 71-88.
  • The Epistemology of Moral Belief in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. In: Universitas. Monthly Review of Philosophy and Culture (Taiwan) 396 (Mai 2007), 37-58.
  • 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.
  • The Relation of Reason to Faith. In: Brian Davies / Eleonore Stump (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Aquinas. Oxford 2012, 337-347.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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