Ph.D. Philosophy, Catholic University, 1997
After growing up in California, Leo White studied at the Catholic University of American in Washington DC, where he earned a PhD in Philosophy in 1997. His doctoral thesis on Thomas Aquinas focused on how perception affected by practical reasoning lies at the root of concept formation. Besides teaching at Morgan State, Leo has also given talks at local churches (Shrine of the Sacred Heart in Mt. Washington and St. Paul’s Baptist Church in Baltimore) on such topics as human sexuality, redemptive suffering, and the relation between science and religion.
Areas of Concentration: philosophy of law, philosophy of God, and phenomenology. Leo White has published in The Thomist, Tópicos, Truth Matters: Essays in Honor of Jacques Maritain, and the proceedings for the American Catholic Philosophical Association.
Courses Taught: At Morgan State: Introduction to Logic, Critical Thinking, Medieval Philosophy, The Constitution and Philosophical Thought, Ethics, and Philosophy of Religion. Elsewhere: Ancient Philosophy, Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Law and Society, and Theories of Knowledge.