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Scott Roniger - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Scott Roniger

Associate Professor of Philosophy | Loyola Marymount University


Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts


Dr. Scott J. Roniger is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where he currently holds the Fr. Robert H. Taylor, SJ Chair in Philosophy and directs the Lonergan Center for Catholic Faith and Culture. He earned a Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology (STB), summa cum laude, and a Masters of Sacred Theology, magna cum laude, from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. He then earned a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Chicago and a Licentiate in Philosophy (Ph.L.), summa cum laude, from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. He earned his doctorate in philosophy, with distinction, from The Catholic University of America under the direction of Robert Sokolowski. He has published scholarly articles on metaphysics, Catholic social teaching, phenomenology, ethics and political philosophy, and philosophy and literature. He is currently editing a collection of essays by Russell Hittinger on natural law and Catholic social teaching. His research recapitulates themes in Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Husserlian phenomenology. He regularly teaches classes on these topics and figures, as well as classes at the intersection of literature, philosophy, and theology.

Education (5)

The Catholic University of America: Ph.D., Philosophy 2017

With Distinction

Pontifical University of the Holy Cross: Ph.L., Philosophy 2013

Summa cum laude

University of Chicago: M.A., Philosophy 2012

Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas: M.A., Theology 2011

Magna cum laude

Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas: S.T.B., Sacred Theology 2010

Summa cum laude

Areas of Expertise (5)

Metaphysics and Husserlian Phenomenology

Natural Law and Catholic social teaching

Catholic Philosophy

Philosophy of Religion

Ethics and Political Philosophy

Languages (4)

  • Italian
  • German (reading knowledge)
  • French (reading knowledge)
  • Latin (reading knowledge)

Articles (1)

"The Activities of Truth"

International Philosophical Quarterly

Scott J. Roniger

In this essay, I discuss the essence of truth. In order to do so, I continue a fecund dialogue between Husserlian phenomenology, as recapitulated by Robert Sokolowski, and Aristotelian metaphysics, as developed by St. Thomas Aquinas.

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