Dr Simon Nolan


Simon Nolan
Associated Lecturer 
Educational Qualifications
2011 – Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil), Gregorian University, Rome. 
1999 – Master of Divinity (MDiv), Milltown Institute, Dublin. 
1999 – Diploma of Associate (ARIAM), Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin. 
1998 – Bachelor of Divinity (BD), Milltown Institute, Dublin. 
1995 – Licentiate in Philosophy (LPhil), Milltown Institute, Dublin. 
1992 – Bachelor of Arts (BA) Hons. in Philosophy and English, University College Dublin.
Educational Awards
Scholarship in Philosophy, University College Dublin
Born and raised in Dublin, Simon Nolan lectured at the Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy before coming to the Department of Philosophy at Maynooth in 2008. His main interests are medieval philosophy, philosophy of religion, philosophy of language, metaphysics, epistemology, aesthetics, and the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein.  His research has focused on late medieval theories of cognition (in Gerard of Bologna (d. 1317) and John Baconthorpe (c.1290-1345/8)) and the life, times and work of the major Irish thinker, Richard FitzRalph (1299-1360). He is editing (with Michael Dunne) the forthcoming Brill Companion to Richard FitzRalph.  In addition, Simon is working on the topic of toleration and its limits in late medieval thought with a focus on the work of Guido Terreni (c.1270.1342). 
Research Interests
Medieval Philosophy, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Religion, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Aesthetics, Toleration, Music History, Richard FitzRalph, John Baconthorpe, Gerard of Bologna, Guido Terreni.

Michael W. Dunne and Simon F. Nolan (Ed.). (2020) A Companion to Richard FitzRalph. Fourteenth-Century Scholar, Bishop, and Polemicist Leiden: Brill (forthcoming).

Michael W. Dunne and Simon F. Nolan (2013) Richard FitzRalph: His Life, Times and Thought: Four Courts Press.
Peer Reviewed Journals
Simon Nolan (2017) 'Augustine in Richard FitzRalph (c.1300-1360)'. Studia Patristica, 13, pp. 95-107. 

Simon Nolan (2013) 'John Baconthorpe on Soul, Body and Extension'. Maynooth Philosophical Papers, 7 . 

Simon Nolan (2010) ''The Philosopher Investigates: An Introduction to Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations''. Yearbook of the Irish Philosophical Society, 2010 . 

Simon Nolan (2008) 'Teaching and Learning in the Summa theologiae of Gerard of Bologna'. Maynooth Philosophical Papers, 5 :35-41. 

Simon Nolan (1997) ''Moses Maimonides and the Eternity of the World Debate''. Milltown Studies, 40 . 

Book Reviews
Simon Nolan (2020) Christian Philosophy of Religion: Essays in Honour of Stephen T. Davis. Book Review (Irish Theological Quarterly).

Simon Nolan (2016) Anselm K. Min, Rethinking the Medieval Legacy for Contemporary Theology. Book Review (Irish Theological Quarterly). 

Simon Nolan (2011) Lawrence Feingold, The Natural Desire to See God according to St Thomas Aquinas and His Interpreters, 2nd edition. Book Review (Irish Theological Quarterly).

Simon Nolan (2009) Kenneth L. Schmitz, The Texture of Being: Essays in First Philosophy, edited by Paul O'Herron. Book Review (Irish Theological Quarterly). 

Dictionary Entry
Simon Nolan (2011) John Baconthorpe - Springer Encyclopaedia of Medieval Philosophy

Simon Nolan (2015) The Soul and its Operations in the Quaestiones quodlibetales of Gerard of Bologna (d. 1317). Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome: Thesis. 

Teaching Interests
Medieval Philosophy, Analytic Philosophy, Metaphysics, Aesthetics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion.