Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

Francis J. Catania

Professor Emeritus
Philosophy Department
Loyola University Chicago
6525 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60626

Contact Information:

Office: Crown Center, 3rd floor
Lake Shore Campus
Phone: 773.508.8661
Fax: 773.508.2292

Francis J. Catania received the AB in Philosophy from Loyola University Chicago in 1954, the MA in Philosophy from Loyola University Chicago in 1958, and the PhD in Philosophy from St. Louis University in 1959. His doctoral dissertation was on "Divine Infinity in Albert the Great's Commentary on the Sententiae of Peter Lombard."

He taught Philosophy at St. Louis University, 1956-58 and at John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio 1958–60. He came to Loyola in 1960 and has taught and held administrative positions at Loyola since then. Dr. Catania was named Chair of the Philosophy Department from 1967–73; taught at Loyola's Rome Center, 1973–74; was Assistant Dean for Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences, 1973–77 and Dean of the Graduate School, 1977–94, before returning to full-time teaching in the Philosophy Department in 1995.

Dr. Catania's areas of research and teaching include Medieval Philosophy, especially the philosophy of Albert the Great, Thomas Aquinas, John Duns Scotus, and William of Ockham; metaphysics and epistemology; philosophy of religion.

Current research projects: issues related to "intentionality" and ontological implications of predication.