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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Andrea Staiti

philosophy department



Associate Professor

Ph.D., Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg and University of Turin

Stokes 241N
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. 02467

Phone: 617-552-3869
Fax: 617-552-3874

Curriculum Vitae

Office Hours:
Th 2:15‐4:15 p.m.

Professional Career

Andrea taught at the Universities of Milan and Freiburg, before coming to Boston College in 2009 as an assistant professor with an area of specialization in Husserlian Phenomenology.

Fields of Interest

  • Transcendental Phenomenology (Husserl)
  • Neokantianism (Rickert, Lask)
  • Philosophy of the Human Sciences (Dilthey, Simmel)
  • German Idealism (Fichte)
  • Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind
  • The possibility of thinking beyond the opposition analytic/continental philosophy

Current Teaching

  • 19th and 20th Century Philosophy (undergraduate)
  • Perspectives on Western Culture I: Athens and Jerusalem (undergraduate)
  • Husserl (graduate)

Recent Publications

"Husserl's Transcendental Phenomenology: Nature, Spirit, and Life" (Cambridge University Press 2014)

A Grasp From Afar: Überschau and the Givenness of Life in Husserlian Phenomenology. Continental Philosophy Review 46/1 (2013), 21-36.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Heinrich Rickert

The Mark of Beginnings. Husserl and Hegel on the Meaning of Naiveté, in F. Fabbianelli/S. Luft (eds.), Husserl und die klassische deutsche Philosophie (Dordrecht: Springer forthcoming 2013), 267-276.

Philosophy: Weltanschauung or Wissenschaft? Towards a Pre-History of the Analytic/Continental Rift. Philosophy and Social Criticism 39/8 (2013), 793-807.

"Unforgivable Sinners? Epistemological and Psychological Naturalism in Husserl’s Philosophy as a Rigorous Science", Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia e Psicologia 3/2 (2012), 147-160.


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