Graduate Student Scholar
M.T.S., Moral Theology, University of Notre Dame
B.A., Philosophy, George Fox University
Nicholas Ogle is a doctoral student in Moral Theology. He is interested in theological and ethical questions that arise from situations of psychological conflict and moral failure. His dissertation research considers how the moral psychology of Thomas Aquinas can contribute to contemporary debates regarding the nature of moral obligation and culpability for wrongdoing, especially through the lens of Catholic theological reflection on conscience. Does moral obligation derive ultimately from God, others, or ourselves? How should we hold each other morally accountable? Should we always follow our conscience? Nicholas's research aims to show how Aquinas's understanding of the relation between intellect and will in practical reasoning can help us answer these pressing moral and political questions.