Joshua P. Hochschild
studied philosophy at Yale University (B.A., 1994), and pursued
graduate work in medieval philosophy at the University of
Notre Dame. He received his Ph.D. in 2001 for his dissertation,
“The Semantics of Analogy according to Thomas De Vio Cajetan’s
De Nominum Analogia.” A revision of the dissertation,
with a translation of Cajetan’s treatise on analogy, is under
contract for publication by the University of Notre Dame Press.
He is currently
Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Mount
St. Mary’s University (Emmitsburg, Maryland), where he teaches
undergraduates and seminary students. From 2001-2005
he was assistant professor at Wheaton College (Illinois),
where his courses included “Ancient and Medieval Philosophy,”
“Plato’s Later Dialogues,” “Aristotle’s Metaphysics,”
“Virtue Ethics,” “Political Philosophy,” and “Thomas Aquinas.”
His primary interest
is medieval logic and metaphysics, but he has published on
the history of ethics, Catholic social thought, and John Henry
Newman, and is currently working on a translation of Claude
Panaccio’s Le Discourse Intérieur
de Platon à Guillaume d’Ockham (1999),
a study of theories of “mental language” in ancient
and medieval philosophy.
He is a founding
member and co-manager of the Society for Medieval Logic and
Metaphysics. He has published articles in International
Philosophical Quarterly, Medieval Philosophy and Theology,
Downside Review, Dionysius, and Sapientia.
In 2003 he won the Young Scholar’s Award from the American
Catholic Philosophical Association, and in 2004 he gave the
Annual Aquinas Lecture at Emory University.