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Nikolaj Zunic
Associate Professor
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Educational Background:

B.A. Honours

University of Toronto




Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium




Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium



Doctoral Scholarship

Catholic University of Leuven

1999 - 2001


Doctoral Scholarship


1998 - 2000

Research Interests:

German Philosophy (Kant to Heidegger); Philosophical Anthropology; Metaphysics; Personalism (Gabriel Marcel, Martin Buber, Jacques Maritain); Philosophy of Religion (evil, the sacred and the profane, faith and reason); Philosophy in the Catholic Tradition; Ethics (Theory and Applied)

Research Activity:

REFEREED: Itemize separately: Books, Chapters in books, Journal articles, review articles, expository articles

“Maritain’s Rehabilitation of the Philosophy of Human Nature”, in Reading the Cosmos: Nature, Science, and Wisdom, edited by Giuseppe Butera. Washington, D.C.: American Maritain Association, 2011, pp. 149 – 162.

“Human Nature and Civic Virtue in a Pluralistic World”, in Toleranz und Menschenwürde/Tolerance and Human Dignity, edited by Anton Rauscher. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 2011, pp. 315 – 339.

“Models of Holiness”, The Heythrop Journal 48 (2009), pp. 1-14.

“Method in Philosophy: Maritain’s Engagement with Modernity”, Maritain Studies 22 (2006),pp. 38 – 53.

“Maritain on Human Fellowship and the Evil of Genocide”, Maritain Studies 21 (2005), pp.97 - 121.

“The Magic of Intuition”, Maritain Studies 19 (2003), pp. 43-53.

“The Anonymity of Thinking: Schelling’s Analysis of the Cartesian Self”, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 75 (2001), pp. 371-388.

Book Reviews

“Bernhard Rang, Identität und Indifferenz. Eine Untersuchung zu Schellings Identitätsphilosophie”, Tijdschrift voor Filosofie 63 (2001), pp. 613-614.

“Xavier Tilliette, Schelling. Biographie”, Tijdschrift voor Filosofie 62 (2000), pp. 147-151.

Invited Lectures

“Human Nature and Civic Virtue in a Pluralistic World”: 11th German/American Colloquium, Wildbad Kreuth, Bavaria, Germany, July 24-30, 2010.

“The Movement of Life: Scheler on Fate and Destiny”, Department of Philosophy, Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, February 21, 2008.

“What Does It Mean to be Fully Human?”, Imago Dei: Deepening Our Scientific, Philosophical and Theological Understanding of Our Creation, Rockford, Illinois, USA, September 28, 2007.