Jennifer Weed

Associate Professor


Carleton Hall C-210

1 506 453 4844

Research interests

  • Medieval Philosophy
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Jewish Philosophy

Current projects

  • Aquinas on the Baptism of Desire (article)
  • Maimonides and the Divine Attributes (article)


Prof. Hart Weed completed her doctorate in philosophy at Saint Louis University in 2003. She came to UNB in 2008 after holding tenure-track positions in Vermont and Toronto. During her time at UNB, she has taught history of philosophy, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, and contemporary analytic metaphysics, as well as courses in medieval philosophy, which is her specialization. She serves as the faculty advisor for the Hemlock Club, which is the undergraduate philosophy club at UNB.

Prof. Hart Weed has served on the executive of the American Catholic Philosophical Association and is a member of the Canadian Philosophical Association, the American Philosophical Association, Société Internationale pour l’Étude de la Philosophie Médiévale, and the Society of Christian Philosophers. She was the Aquinas lecturer at Emory University in 2008 and is a member of Alpha Sigma Nu. She has been a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Medieval Studies at the University of Leeds, La Fondation Hardt in Geneva, Switzerland, and KU Leuven.

Courses regularly taught

  • Phil 1301 History of Philosophy I
  • Phil 3501 Contemporary Analytic Metaphysics
  • Phil 3404 Aquinas
  • Phil 3422 Philosophy of Science

Articles in refereed journals and chapters in monographs

“Faith, Salvation, and the Sacraments in Aquinas: A Puzzle Concerning Forced Baptisms,” in Philosophy, Culture and Traditions, vol. 10, (2014).

“Aquinas on the Forced Conversion of Jews: Belief, Will and Toleration,” in Jews in Medieval Christendom. Eds. Kristine T. Utterback and Merrall L. Price. (Leiden: Brill Press, 2013).

“Actions speak louder than Words: What Aquinas learned from Maimonides,” in Hircocervi & Other Metaphysical Wonders: Essays in Honor of John P. Doyle. Ed. Victor Salas. (Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2013).

“Thomas Aquinas on Communication between Christians and Jews: A Clash of Religious Cultures,” Philosophy, Culture and Traditions, Vol. 8, September 2012.

“From Aquinas to Eckhart on Creation, Creature, and Analogy,” (co-authored with Jeremiah Hackett) in A Companion to Meister Eckhart. Ed. Jeremiah Hackett. (Leiden: Brill Press, 2012).

“Creation as a Foundation of Analogy in Aquinas,” in Divine Transcendence and Immanence in the Work of Thomas Aquinas. Eds. Harm Goris, Herwi Rikhof, and Henk J. M. Schoot. (Leuven: Peeters Press, 2009).

“Maimonides and Aquinas: A Medieval Misunderstanding?” in Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia, vol. 64, (1), pp. 379-396, 2008.