Jeffrey E. Brower

Jeffrey E. Brower

Research Fellow


Jeffrey E. Brower is Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University. His areas of specialization are medieval philosophy, metaphysics, and philosophy of religion. In addition to publishing numerous articles in these areas, he is the author of Aquinas's Ontology of the Material World (OUP, 2014) and co-editor of Reason and Faith: Themes from Richard Swinburne (OUP, 2016) and The Cambridge Companion to Abelard (CUP, 2004).

While at the Center, Jeff will be working on a series of articles on medieval theories of space and time, focusing in particular on the views of Aquinas, Scotus, and Ockham. Each article will be concerned with a separate aspect of the metaphysical and theological background necessary to understand medieval views about space and time. Taken together, they will not only provide a systematic introduction to such views, but also highlight the contribution that they have to make to contemporary debates about related topics (in particular, substantivalism vs. relationism, metaphysics of location, nature of persistence, causal theories of time, temporal passage, non-present objects, and entia successive).