Ph.D., Philosophy, University of South Florida
M.A., Philosophy of Religion and Ethics, Biola University
B.A., The Master’s College
Jeff Steele specializes in medieval philosophy, the history of ethics, and philosophy of religion. He wrote his dissertation on John Duns Scotus’s metaphysics of goodness, which analyzes the nature of goodness in late medieval theology and philosophy. Steele has published articles in Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy, The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Ethics, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, and the Florida Philosophical Review. Steele is currently working on various projects concerning the nature and extent of Augustine’s Platonism, individuating human persons (in Boethius and Anselm), happiness and luck (in Augustine and Boethius), and the relationship between human concepts and the divine nature (in Anselm and Duns Scotus). Additionally, Steele has interests in the application of virtue ethics to mountaineering and backcountry skiing/snowboarding.