Biography

Associate Professor; Chair, Religious Studies


BA (Catholic University of America); PhD (Toronto)


Dr. Koritansky was born in Chardon, Ohio, where most of his family members still reside. After attending the Catholic University of America (in Washington DC) as an undergraduate, he went on to the University of Toronto in 1996 to pursue a PhD in Philosophy. In December of 2001, he defended his doctoral thesis entitled "The Question of Punishment and the Contemporary Relevance of Thomas Aquinas". He taught at Malone College and Walsh University before coming to UPEI.

Recent Publications

Human nature, contemplation

, 2014

Introduction: Recovering Maritain’s personalism amidst the challenge of modernity

Human nature, contemplation & The political order: Essays inspired by Jacques Maritain’s scholasticism and politics, 2014

Thomas Aquinas and the philosophy of punishment

, 2012

Natural inclination as the basis for natural law

Reading the cosmos: Nature, science, and wisdom, 2012

Problem of punishment and the return to the history of political thought

The philosophy of punishment and the history of political thought, 2011

Research Classification

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Research Interests

  • Medieval moral and political philosophy
  • Catholic moral theology
  • Biomedical ethics
  • History of political thought
  • Philosophical and theological attempts to provide a basis for punitive justice

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