Domenic D'Ettore, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy

(317) 955-6112
Oldenburg Hall, Room 104



Domenic D'Ettore received his Doctorate of Philosophy from the Center for Thomistic Studies at the University of St. Thomas (Houston, TX). His research focuses on the thought of the great 13th Century Philosopher Thomas Aquinas, and on the reception and development of this philosopher's thought in following centuries. 

He has served in the department of Theology and Philosophy at Marian University since Fall 2012.


  • Bachelor of Philosophy, Ave Maria College, 2006
  • M.A. in Philosophy, University of St. Thomas (Houston, TX), 2008
  • Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of St. Thomas (Houston, TX), 2012


  • Member, American Philosophical Association
  • Member, American Catholic Philosophical Association
  • Member, Society of Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
  • Member, Society of Medieval Logic and Metaphysics
  • Vice-President, Indiana Philosophical Association (2019-2020)
  • Secretary, Society for Medieval and Renaissance Thomism

Courses taught

  • FYS: Why We Argue
  • PHL130: Philosophy of Human Nature and Person
  • PHL150: Logic
  • PHL203: Plato and Aristotle
  • PHL205: Augustine and Aquinas
  • PHL 305 Scotus and Ockham
  • PHL330: Philosophy of Being (Metaphysics)

Research interests / portfolio

  • History of Philosophy
  • Logic
  • Metaphysics


  • Analogy after Aquinas: Logical Problems, Thomistic Solutions (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2019).
  • “Dominic of Flanders’ Critique of John Duns Scotus’ Primary Argument for the Univocity of Being,” Vivarium, 56 (2018): 176-199.
  • “One is in the definition of all: The Renaissance Thomist controversy over a ‘rule’ for names said by analogy,” The Thomist, vol. 82 (2018): 89-111.
  • “Some Renaissance Thomists on analogy in demonstration,” Angelicum, vol. 93.4 (2016): 927-950.
  • “Thomas Sutton’s doctrine of analogy: Revisiting a Continuator of Thomas Aquinas,” Nova et Vetera: English Edition, vol. 14, No. 4 (2016): 831-852.
  • “Not a little confusing: Francis Sylvester of Ferrara on Analogy,” American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 90, no. 1, 2016: 101-123.
  • “A Thomist re-consideration of the subject matter of Metaphysics,” Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, vol. 89 (2015): 209-223.
  • “The semantic unity of the analogous concept according to John Capreolus,” in Maimonides on God and Duns Scotus on Logic (Volume 12: Proceedings of the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics), edited by Gyula Klima and Alexander Hall (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015), 133-154.
  • “The 15th Century Thomist Dispute over participation in an analogous concept,” Mediaeval Studies, vol. 76 (2014): 241-273.
  • “John Capreolus on Names Said Analogously of God and Creatures,” The Thomist, vol. 77 (July 2013): 395-418.

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