Thérèse-Anne Druart


  • School of Philosophy
  • Expertise

  • Medieval Arabic Philosophy
  • Ancient Philosophy (Plato in particular)
  • Metaphysics
  • Greek into Arabic
  • Medieval Studies
  • Biography

    After earning an M.A. in Medieval Studies from the Université Catholique Louvain in 1968, Thérèse-Anne Druart went on to earn a Ph.D. in Philosophy with a dissertation on Plato in 1973.  She then took a B. Phil. in Oriental Studies, section Mediaeval Islamic Philosophy and Theology, at the University of Oxford in 1975.  She spent the academic year 1975-76 as a Research Fellow at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University.  She taught at Georgetown University from 1978-1987 as Assistant and Associate Professor.  She joined the School of Philosophy at The Catholic University of America in 1987, where she became Ordinary Professor in 1997. 

    Besides teaching at The Catholic University of America, she was a Visiting Professor of Andalusian Arabic Philosophy at the Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain in the spring of 1993.  In fall 1995, she taught a weekly seminar in Arabic philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania.  She was twice a Visiting Professor during the summer at the Université Catholique de Madagascar.  In May 2005, she gave a one week intensive seminar on Avicenna’s Metaphysics at the Universidad de los Andes in Chile. 

    She is the sub-editor of Averroes (Ibn Rushd), Long Commentary on the De anima of Aristotle, transl. with intro. and notes by Richard C. Taylor (New Haven: Yale Library of Medieval Philosophy, 2009).  She has edited seven books and published some 100 articles, mainly in Arabic philosophy.  

    Curriculum vitae

    Dr. Druart's Brief Bibliographical Guides in Medieval Islamic Philosophy and Theology (1998-2023)

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    Averroes (Ibn Rushd of Cordoba)

    Averroes (Ibn Rushd of Cordoba), Long Commentary on the De anima of Aristotle

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