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Philosophy educator

Charles Leo Sweeney, American philosophy educator. American Council Learned Societies fellow, 1963-1964; research grantee Creighton University, 1968; research grantee humanities development program United States Office Education, 1969-1970.

Background

Sweeney, Charles Leo was born on September 22, 1918 in O'Connor, Nebraska, United States. Son of John Michael and Ellen Theresa (McDowell) Sweeney.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, St. Saint Louis University, 1941; Master of Arts, St. Saint Louis University, 1945; Licentiate in Philosophy, St. Saint Louis University, 1943; Licentiate in Theology, St. Saint Louis University, 1951; Doctor of Philosophy, University Toronto, 1954.

Career

Joined, Jesuit Order, 1936; ordained Roman Catholic priest, Jesuit Order, 1949; professor department philosophy, St. Saint Louis University, 1954-1968; research professor department philosophy, Creighton U., Omaha, 1968-1970; visiting professor, Catholic U. American School Philosophy, Washington, 1970-1972; research professor department philosophy, Loyola University, Chicago, since 1972.

Membership

Member Mediaeval Academy American, Société Internationale pour l'Étude de la Philosophie Médiévale, Jesuit Philosophical Association American (editor Proceedings 1960-1963, secretary 1960-1963, president 1965-1966), Society Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy, American Maritain Association, Society Christian Philosophers, American Catholic Philosophical Association (executive council 1968-1971, 79-82, vice president 1979-1980, president 1980-1981), Society Ancient Greek Philosophy, International Society Neoplatonic Studies (president American secretary 1986-1989).

Connections

father:
John Michael Sweeney

mother:
Ellen Theresa (McDowell) Sweeney