Nature, Contemplation, and the
Essays by Me
Essays by Others
biographical information given here was taken from the "John Norbert Deck"
entry in an
academic directory circa 1977. Unfortunately, I can't identify that resource from the photocopy gratefully received
from James O'Meara, a former student of Deck's. I'm also grateful to
William Vallicella for providing
the listing of publications given in The Philosopher's Index, and
to Deck's daughter, Elisabeth, for correcting an error.
I'm striving for completeness, so if any visitor spots a missing review,
I'd appreciate hearing from him or her.
Visitors interested in Deck should not miss either
O'Meara's memoir of
review of his
Nature, Contemplation, and the One.
Updated July 26, 2009
John N. Deck
Born: Buffalo, New York, December 2,
Education: University of
Western Ontario, B.A., 1946, M.A., 1946; University of
Toronto, Ph.D. (philosophy), 1960
Professional Experience: Assistant Professor
of Philosophy, Boston College, 1955; Professor of
Philosophy, University of Windsor [formerly Assumption University], 1957-1979.
Research Interests: Metaphysics; Neo-Platonism; Hegel
Contemplation, and the One: A Study in the Philosophy of Plotinus.
Press, 1967. Reprinted: Burdett: Larson, 1991.
of John M. Rist, Plotinus: The Road to
Reality, journal and volume number unknown [Dialogue?
Canadian Review of Philosophy?], 499-502.
Aquinas and the Language of Total Dependence.
Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review. 6, June 1967, 74-88.
Reprinted in Aquinas: A
Collection of Critical Essays, ed. Anthony Kenny, University of
Notre Dame Press, 1977.
In-Another Pattern and Total Dependence. Idealistic Studies: An
Interdiscip-linary Journal of Philosophy, 5, January 1975,
Plotinus and Sartre: An Ontological
Investiga-tion of Being-Other-Than. The Significance of
Neoplatonism, ed. R. Baine Harris, Studies in Neoplatonism:
Vol. 1, The State University of New York Press, 1976, 319-31.
on Individuality and Personality. Dionysius, 2, December
1978, 93-99. [With A. H. Armstrong]
of Jacques Maritain,
Bergsonian Philosophy and Thomism,
The Social and Political Philosophy of Jacques Maritain,
Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 18:4, June 1958, 561-62.
of Unthought. Idealistic Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of
Philosophy, 10, May 1980, 173-179.
The One, or
God, Is Not Properly Hypostasis: A Reply to Professor Anton. The
Structure of Being, Albany: State University of New York Press, 1982.
Logic? New Scholasticism, 63, Spring 1989, pp. 229-240.
Died: Windsor, Ontario, September 5, 1979.