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Philosophy Department

Joseph Tadie, Ph.D.
Joseph Tadie
Philosophy - Associate Professor

(507) 457-6652

Joseph Tadie is a tenured Assistant Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.Areas of interest include: Ancient Greek Philosophy, Hermeneutics, and Ethics.

Dr. Tadie recently completed his Ph.D. at Boston College, which was a hermeneutical retrieval of Thomas Aquinas' account of the virtue of humility. Professor Tadie has taught in both the Lasallian Honors Program and the Interdisciplinary Studies Program.

Dr. Tadie's personal web page

Scholarly & Creative Interests
Ancient philosophy
Medieval philosophy
Lonergan studies
Phenomenology and Hermeneutics

Courses Taught Recently at SMU
Plato Seminar
Senior Thesis
Philosophy of the Human Person
History of Ancient Philosophy
Justice and the Call to Service
The Classical World
Greek Language & Culture

Professional Organizations
Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
Metaphysical Society of America
American Catholic Philosophical Association
International St. Thomas Society

Ph.D., Philosophy, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, 2006
M.A., Philosophy, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, 1998
B.A., Philosophy, Saint Mary's College, Winona, MN, 1991

Teaching Experience
2000 to Present: Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN>
1999-2000: Teaching Fellow, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
1993-1996: Instructor, De La Salle Language Institute, Saint Mary's College, Winona, MN
1994-1996: Adjunct Instructor, Saint Mary's College, Winona, MN

2000: Institute for Politics and Religion (Summer Grant)
2000: Alfred White Teaching Excellence Award
1998: Inaugural Lonergan Institute PhD Candidate at Boston College
1998: Lonergan Fellow, Lonergan Institute of Boston College
1991: Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

Selected Presentations
Invited Speaker, Theology on Tap "J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis: On Writing and On the Best Approach to Interpreting Writing," Winona, MN, 2006

Presented, Machiavelli and Service Projects, 10th Annual Meeting of the Association for Core Texts and Courses, Dallas, TX, 2004

Invited Speaker, On Tolkien and Christianity, Theology on Tap, Rochester, MN, 2004

Presented, On de Tocqueville & Star Wars,at the AGLS: Liberal Education & Character, Louisville, KY, 2002

Presenter, On Dante's Vita Nuova, "Re(-)forming Liberal Education," 8th Annual Meeting of the Association for Core Texts Courses, Montreal Canada, 2002

Presenter, On Justice & Service Placements, "Network Institution Exchange Program: Lasallian Honors Program, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota," Winona, MN, 2001

Invited Speaker, "Lonergan's Verbum II, On the Constitution of Christ III & the Viture of Humility," at the Young' Lonergan Scholars Conference, Boston, MA, 2001

Presented, "The Role of the Virtue of Humility in a Democratic Education," Boston, MA, 2000

"The Virtue of Humility in Aquinas," Boston College Philosophy Colloquium, Chestnut Hill, MA, 1999