Dr. Michaël Bauwens
Education, Degrees 
  • 2018: KU Leuven; PhD (doctorate in philosophy), Institute of Philosophy 
  • 2012: KU Leuven; MPhil (research Master in philosophy) magna cum laude, Institute of Philosophy 
  • 2011: KU Leuven; MA (Master in philosophy) magna cum laude, Institute of Philosophy 
  • 2010: KU Leuven; BA (Bachelor in philosophy), Institute of Philosophy 
  • 2003: Flemish exam commission; high school diploma (Latin-mathematics) 
Academic Positions and Teaching Experience 
  • 2019-current: doctoral assistant in philosophy, University of Antwerp
  • 2019-current: affiliated researcher, ETF Leuven, Department of Historical Theology 
  • 2012-2018: doctoral student, KU Leuven Institute of Philosophy 
  • 2017: scientific collaborator, KU Leuven Faculty of Theology and religious studies 
  • 2014-2016: Philosophy tutor, KU Leuven faculty of Sciences 
  • 2012-2014: Philosophy tutor, KU Leuven faculty of Law 
Selected Bibliography

Journal Articles and Book Chapters 

  • “On the Ethics and Metaphysics of Fittingness, Affordances and Providence.” In Fittingness and Environmental Ethics: Philosophical, Theological and Applied Perspectives, edited by Michael S. Northcott and Steven C. van den Heuvel, 50–62. New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies. London: Routledge, 2023.
  • “Philosophising in Mary: The Test Case of Anselm’s Argument.” Communio: International Catholic Review 50, no. 3 (2023): 451–72.
  • “Towards a Spousal Metaphysics of the Eucharist: Persons, Powers and Mary.” Münchener Theologische Zeitschrift 74, no. 3 (2023): 304–14.
  • “An Institutional Metaphysics for the Trinity.” TheoLogica: An International Journal for Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology 6, no. 2 (2022): 219–44.
  • “From Searle to Scotus and Back: Institutions, Powers, and Mary.” The Heythrop journal, no. heyj.13992 (2021).
  • “Causes, Contingency and Freedom: A Reply to Anscombe, Mumford and Anjum.” Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 77 (2021): 315–38. 
  • “Door het hoofd naar het hart: godsbewijzen zo oud en altijd nieuw.” Communio 46 (2021): 107–24. 
  • “A Mariological Metametaphysics.” International Journal of Philosophy and Theology 80, no. 3 (2019): 255–71. 
  • “Freedom, contingency and self-gift: from Duns Scotus to humanae vitae” Philosophical News 16 (2018): 19–28. 
  • “Louis XIV and the Metaphysics of a Juridical Christology.” International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 84, no. 3 (2018): 289–305. 
  • “Thomas on the Metaphysics of Freedom in Heaven and Hell.” Divus Thomas 121, no. 3 (2018): 313–18. 
  • “Institutions as Dispositions: Searle, Smith and the Metaphysics of Blind Chess.” Journal for the theory of social behaviour 48, no. 3 (2018): 254–72. 
  • “Will We Be Free (to Sin) in Heaven?” In Heaven and Philosophy, edited by Simon Cushing, 231–54. Lanham: Lexington Books (Rowman&Littlefield), 2017.
  • “On the Metaphysics of Economics and Purgatory.” In Purgatory: Philosophical Dimensions, edited by Kristof Vanhoutte and Benjamin W. McCraw, 263–80. Cham: Springer, 2017. 
  • “Freedom, Counterfactuals and Economic Laws: Further Comments on Machaj and Hülsmann.” The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics 20, no. 4 (2017): 366–72. 
  • “The Ontology of Fractional Reserve Banking.” Journal of Institutional Economics 13, no. 2 (2017): 447–66. 
  • “De Godsdienstoorlogen Als Ontstaansmythe van de Moderne Staat: De Interventie van William Cavanaugh.” Communio: Internationaal Katholiek Tijdschrift 40, no. 3-4 (2015): 197–208. 
  • With Filip Buekens and Lode Cossaer. “[Comment] Comments on Roversi ’Acting within and Outside an Institution’.” Methode – Analytic Perspectives 4, no. 6 (2015): 213–21.