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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Christopher Constas

arts and sciences honors program

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Associate Professor in the Practice
of the Humanities
B.A., Boston College
M.A./Ph.D. Fordham University

Stokes Hall S273
Phone: 617-552-1046

Fields of Interest

Western cultural tradition
Philosophy of religion (faith and reason)
Modernity and modernization


Western Cultural Tradition I-IV
The Twentieth Century and the Tradition I-II
Modernism and the Arts I-II

Select Publications and Papers Delivered

The Quest for Excellence, co-edited with Dustin Gish and J. Scott Lee. Hamilton Books, 2016.

“Long Lives with Nothing to Do: The Future of Humanity in a Technological Age,” paper delivered at the 21th Annual Conference of the Association for Core Texts and Courses, Plymouth, Massachusetts, April 11, 2015.

"Plato's Phaedo and the Limits of Naturalism," paper delivered at the 19th Annual Conference of the Association of Core Texts and Courses, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, April 26, 2013.

"The Medieval Invention of Faith," paper delivered at the 14th Annual Conference of the Association for Core Texts and Courses, Plymouth, Massachusetts, April 6, 2008.

"Dante's Achilles," Allegorica, v. 25, 2004/2005 (published in 2007, due to circumstances related to publisher)

“Confronting the Fragments: Eliot’s Four Quartets,” in Core Texts in Conversation, edited by Rodeheffer, Jane Kelley; Sokolowski, David; Lee, J. Scott. University Press of America, 2000.