Fr. David Pratt
Title and discipline: assistant professor,
Office location: Old Main 373
Areas of specialization: Fr. Pratt focuses on
Select publications: Fr. Pratt's most recent
publications have been on clemency, desires and commodification, and
- "Infinite Pardon and Finite Compassion" in
Healing, Reconciliation, and Forgiveness:
Proceedings of the Sophia Institute. New York:
Sophia Press, 2015.
- "Reconciliation as Moral Polyphony:
Ontology, Forgiveness, and the Christian East"
in Reconciliation in Interfaith Perspective:
Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Voices. Leuven:
- "The Reconciling Community: Dostoevsky,
Pardon and Ontology" in Believing in Community. Leuven: Peeters,
- "Looking to the East for Our Morals:
Liturgical Wisdom and Western Consuming
Desires," Naukovi zapysky UKU. Scientific/Academic records of the Ukrainian
Catholic University. 1 (2009) 255-263.
- "From Just War Fictions to Virtues of
Benevolence: Renovating the Just War Theory."
Louvain studies 31.3-4 (2006): 276-305.
He is preparing a monograph on the American feminist philosopher and
legal scholar Martha Nussbaum entitled "Action and Ecstasy: The
Moral Psychology of Martha Nussbaum and an Ethics of Finitude."
Areas of interest (professional / personal):
Fr. Pratt is interested in bioethics, moral psychology, action
theory, philosophy of mind, philosophy of religion, and just war
Education: B.A., Dominican School of Philosophy
& Theology, Berkeley; M.Div., St. Vladimir's Seminary, New York;
M.A., Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology, Berkeley; STL,
Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley; Ph.D., S.T.D., Catholic
University of Louvain, Belgium.