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Angela Knobel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy Angela Knobel, Ph.D., received her doctorate in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in 2004. Her work focuses primarily on Aquinas’ theory of infused virtue, virtue ethics and applied ethics. Her book Aquinas and the Infused Moral Virtues is forthcoming from the University of Notre Dame Press. 

Areas of Expertise

Virtue Ethics, Thomas Aquinas’s Moral Philosophy, Applied Ethics


Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, 2004
MA, Mathematics, University of Maryland 1999

Recent Courses

The Ethical Life
Habits and Virtues in Aquinas (grad)

Selected Publications

Aquinas and the Infused Moral Virtues, University of Notre Dame Press, 2021.

“Acquiring Understanding” Cambridge Companion to Aquinas (Forthcoming).

“An Instinct for the Divine.” In Becoming Good. Edited by Adam Pelser and Scott Cleveland, Oxford University Press. Forthcoming.

“Insoluble Questions?” Forthcoming. In Matthew Levering Marcus Plested Eds. The Oxford Handbook of the Reception of Aquinas (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2020). 

“Ethical Supernaturalism.” In Jennifer Frey and Candace Vogler eds. Self Transcendence and Virtue: Perspectives from Philosophy, Theology and Psychology (New York: Routledge 2019))

“Elevated Virtue?” Journal of Moral Theology, v.8 (2). July 2019: 25-39.

“Rethinking Unplugging.” Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. October 2019 

“Scrooge and Significant Moral Change.” Journal of Moral Education. December2018 :147-164.

“Rights as Constraints.” The Thomist. 82 (1). January 2018: 37-57.

“A Confusing Comparison.” In Harm Goris and Henck Schoot, Eds. The Virtuous Life (Leuven: Peeters 2017): 97-116.