Paul Gooch



Professor Emeritus


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  • BA, Bishop’s University
  • MA, University of Toronto
  • PhD, University of Toronto

Paul Gooch’s research interests include ancient philosophy, especially Plato’s Socrates (ethics and moral psychology, esp. human appetites); philosophy of religion (esp. the problem of evil and theodicy, ethics, philosophical issues in biblical studies).

Research Interests:

Ancient Philosophy, Ethics, Philosophy of Religion


  • Course Correction: a Map for the Distracted University (UofT Press 2019)
  • “Conscience and the voice of God: Faithful Discernment.” (2016)
  • “Faithful Knowing.”  (2012)
  • “Paul, The Mind of Christ, and Philosophy” (2009)
  • “Law and Obedience in a Democratic Society: Some Lessons from Socrates and Jesus” (2000)
  • “Plato on Philosophy and Money” (2000)
  • Reflections on Jesus and Socrates: Word and Silence (Yale University Press 1996)
  • “A Mind to Love; Friends and Lovers in Ancient Greek Philosophy” (1995)
  • Partial Knowledge: Philosophical Studies in Paul (Univ of Notre Dame Press 1987)

Visit Paul Gooch’s publications on the Philosophy Faculty Bookshelf.


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