Phillbert Cheng

  • Graduate Theological Union, PhD Candidate
  • Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, MA, Philosophy, 2008
  • Saint Mary’s College of California, BA, Philosophy, 2005

Mr. Phill Cheng is a scholar of ancient and late antique philosophy. His research interests include Aristotelianism, Platonism and the Thomism, and the philosophy of education. At Zaytuna College, he has taught Material Logic, Formal Logic, and Philosophy.

Mr. Cheng received his BA in Philosophy from Saint Mary’s College of California in 2005 and his MA in Philosophy from Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in 2008. He is currently a PhD candidate at the Graduate Theological Union. 

His PhD thesis, titled “Power, Likeness, and Unlikeness in Proclus Diodochus and Dionysius the Areopagite,” undertakes a fresh analysis of late Neoplatonic and Dionysian henology in examining how power, likeness, and unlikeness figure within Dionysius’s conception of creatures as finite and composite images of the infinite and simple Creator.

Mr. Cheng is proficient in Latin, Attic Greek, and Late Antique Greek.

Mr. Cheng joined the faculty of Zaytuna College in Fall 2017.

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