- Ph.D. (Catholic University of America)
First Year at Xavier University:
St. Thomas Aquinas, Medieval Philosophy
Dr. Sweeney's general interest and training are in the history of philosophy; his specialization is medieval philosophy. He has supplemented a doctorate in philosophy (The Catholic University of America) with degrees in medieval studies (Toronto) and theology (Rome). In addition to teaching Theory of Knowledge (typically Plato, Aquinas, Descartes, Hume, and Lyotard) each semester, he has offered courses in the Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas, Medieval Christian Philosophy, Medieval Islamic and Jewish Philosophy, and Medieval Political Philosophy. Publications in English have focused on the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas. A Fulbright grant allowed Dr. Sweeney to teach in Moscow, Russia during the 1998-1999 academic year.