Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

Full-Time Faculty

Peter Hartman, PhD

Title/s:  Associate Professor

Office #:  Crown Center 363

Phone: 773.508.8479

Email: phartman@luc.edu

CV Link: Peter Hartman CV

External Webpage: http://phartman.sites.luc.edu


Peter Hartman is an Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department. His primary interest is Medieval Philosophy, especially Philosophy of Mind and Metaphysics. He came to Loyola in 2013, after receiving a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto followed by a postdoctoral post at the University of Quebec at Montreal.

His doctoral research concerned cognitive psychology — theories about the nature and mechanism of perception and thought — during the High Middle Ages (1250-1350), with a special focus on Durand of St.-Pourcain and other early Thomists. He has published several articles in journals such as the History of Philosophy Quarterly and Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy, and is currently working on two editions related to John Buridan: a critical Latin edition and English translation of his question-commentary on Aristotle's De anima as well as an English translation of his commentary on Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. He is an active member in the St. Louis - Chicago Area Medieval Philosophy Research Group and Loyola University Chicago's History of Philosophy Roundtable.

For more information, see http://phartman.sites.luc.edu.


PhD, University of Toronto
MA, University of Toronto 
BA, Goshen College

Research Interests

Medieval philosophy, Durand of St.-Pourçain, philosophy of mind, early modern philosophy

Selected Publications


Iohannis Buridani Quaestiones in libros tres Aristotelis ‘De anima’ (John Buridan’s Questions on the Three Books of Aristotle’s ‘De Anima’), co-editor with G. Klima, P. Sobol & J. Zupko. Berlin: Springer. Forthcoming, 2018.

Recent Publications

"The Relation-Theory of Mental Acts: Durand of St.-Pourçain on the Ontological Status of Mental Acts." Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy, accepted for publication on March 12, 2018. Expected publication 2019. 

"Are Intellectual Habits in the Intellect? Durand of St.-Pourçain and Prosper de Reggio Emilia on the Location of Intellectual Habits."
In The Ontology, Psychology and Axiology of Habits (Habitus) in Medieval Philosophy. Eds. M. Roques & N. Faucher. Berlin: Springer. Forthcoming, 2018. 

"Durand of St.-Pourçain on Cognitive Habits: Sent. Bk. 3, D. 23, QQ. 1–2." In The Language of Thought in Late Medieval Philosophy. Eds. J. Pelletier & M. Roques. Berlin: Springer, pp. 331–368. 2017. 

"Direct Realism with and without Representation: John Buridan and Durand of St.-Pourçain on 'species'." Questions on the Soul by John Buridan and Others, ed. G. Klima. Berlin: Springer, pp. 107–129. 2017. 

"Cognition and Causation: Durand of St.-Pourçain and Godfrey of Fontaines on the Cause of a Cognitive Act." In Durand of Saint-Pourçain and His Sentences Commentary: Historical, Philosophical, and Theological Issues. Recherches de théologie et philosophie médiévales. Bibliotheca 9. Eds. A. Speer, G. Guldentops & T. Jeschke, pp. 229–256. 2014.