James W. Felt, S.J.
James W. Felt, S.J., taught philosophy at Santa Clara University for 41
years, retiring in June 2006. He specializes in metaphysics, especially
that of St. Thomas Aquinas and Alfred North Whitehead, as well as
epistemology and the philosophy of scientific knowing.
He has published
many essays and four books: Making Sense of Your Freedom, Coming To
Be: Toward a Thomistic-Whiteheadian Metaphysics of Be-coming, Human
Knowing: A Prelude to Metaphysics, and Aims: A Brief Metaphysics
Felt earned his doctorate in philosophy at Saint Louis
University in 1965, where he also received a master's degree in physics.
He had also earned master's degrees in philosophy from Gonzaga
University and in theology from Alma College (now the Jesuit School of
Theology at Berkeley).
He had taught philosophy at Loyola
University in Los Angeles and later mathematics at St. Ignatius College
Prep in San Francisco. After graduate studies in 1965 he came to