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Denis Anthony Cleary
Curriculum vitae.


Rosmini House
Woodbine Road
Durham, DH1 5DR, UK


1951-54. Philosophy studies at the Pontifical Lateran University, Rome. Licentiate in Philosophy, 1954

1954-58. Theology studies at the Pontifical Lateran University, Rome. Language studies in Arabic and Hebrew. Licentiate in Theology, 1958.

1958-59. Philosophy studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome.

1960. Ph. D at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome (Thesis: Sensation in Bertrand Russell).

1959-1966. Adminstrator and lecturer in philosophy at the Rosminian house of studies, Wonersh, UK

1966-1973. Rector of the Rosminian house of studies, Wonersh, UK, and lecturer in philosophy at St. Johns Regional Seminary, Wonersh, UK

1973-1979. Rector of St. John at the Latin Gate, Rome, Italy, and of the Collegio Missionario Antonio Rosmini, Rome, Italy. Lecturer in philosoophy and theology at the Pontifical Beda College, Rome.

1979-1983. Lecturer in church history and Old Testament Scripture at Kibosho Regional Seminary, Moshi, Tanzania.

1983-1985. Resident at the Centro Internazionale di Studi Rosminiani, Stresa, Italy. Visitng lecturer in philosophy (pour la recyclage benedictine) at St. Anselms University, Rome, Italy.

1985- Director of Rosmini House, Durham, UK (Centre for translation into English of Rosminis works. For further information on this project, see and the feature review, The Philosophical Works of Antonio Rosmini in English Translation, Riccardo Pozzo, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. LXXIII, No. 4, pp. 609-637).

1993-98. Lecturer in philosophy at Ampleforth Abbey, UK.

1998. Speaking tour, with others, on aspects of Rosminis work, at American Universities (see An Introduction to the Thought of Antonio Rosmini, ed. Bernard A. Cook, Loyala University New Orleans 2000)



Antonio Rosmini: Introduction to his life and teaching. Durham 1993, pp 80.

Various Articles published in USA

Antonio Rosmini, "Ontologism", New Catholic Encyclopedia

Antonio Rosmini, Vincenzo Gioberti, in Biographical Dictionary of Christian Theologians, ed. Carey and Lienhard, Westport 2000

Rosmini on Natural Law and Right (Vera Lex, vol. XIII, numbers 1 & 2, 1993, pp. 6-12)

Translations of Rosmini's Work

Le Cinque piaghe della santa chiesa (The Five Wounds of the Church, Leominster 1987, pp. 256); Constitutiones Societatis a Caritate nuncuptae (Constitutions of the Society of Charity, Durham 1988, pp. 502);

Translations (with Terence P. Watson) of Rosmini's Work

Principi della scienza morale (Principles of Ethics, Durham 1989, pp. 111)

Nuovo Saggio sullorigine delle idee (vol 2, The Origin of Ideas, Durham 1987, pp. 335; vol. 3, Certainty, Durham 1993, pp. 346);

Tratttato della coscienza morale (Conscience, Durham 1989, pp. 438);

Filosofia della politica (vol. 1, The Summary Cause for the Stability or Downfall of Human Societies, Durham 1994, pp. 96; vol. 2, Society and its Purpose, Durham 1995, pp. 455)

Filosofia del diritto (vol. 1, The Essence of Right, Durham 1993, pp. 216; vol. 2, Rights of the Individual, Durham 1993, pp. 596; vol. 3, Universal Social Right, Durham 1995, pp. 144; vol. 4, Rights in Gods Church, Durham 1995, pp. 176; vol. 5, Rights in the Family, Durham 1995, pp. 248; vol. 6, Rights in Civil Society, Durham 1996, pp. 487);

Psicologia (vol. 1, Essence of the Human soul, Durham 1999, pp. 392; vol. 2, Development of the Human soul, Durham 1999, pp. 560; vol. 3, Laws of Animality, Durham 1999, pp. 263; vol. 4, Opinions about the Human Soul, Durham 1999, pp. 160)

Work in progress on translations of Rosmini's Work

Il Linguaggio teologico, Introduzione alla filosofia