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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

John Sallis

philosophy department


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Frederick J. Adelmann S.J. Professor of Philosophy

Ph.D. Universitat Freiburg
Ph.D. Tulane University

Stokes 313N
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. 02467

Phone: 617-552-3218
Fax: 617-552-3874

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Career

Professor Sallis has held Chairs at Pennsylvania State, Vanderbilt University, Loyola University of Chicago, and Duquesne University. He is the founding editor of the journal Research in Phenomenology, and General Editor of "Studies in Continental Thought" (Indiana University Press). He has lectured extensively in Europe, Asia, and North and South America, and is the author of more than 20 books, many translated into other languages.

Fields of Interest

  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Art, especially in relation to questions of imagination
  • Kant and German Idealism
  • Recent Continental Philosophy

Current Teaching  

  • German Idealism
  • Plato's Statesman
  • Heidegger and the Question of Truth
  • Phenomenology and Deconstruction

Recent Publications

  • The Return of Nature (Indiana University Press, 2016)
  • The Figure of Nature (Indiana University Press, 2016)
  • Senses of Landscape (Northwestern University Press, 2015)
  • Klee's Mirror (SUNY Press, 2015)
  • Light Traces (Indiana University Press, 2014)
  • Transfigurements: On the True Sense of Art (University of Chicago Press, 2008)
  • The Verge of Philosophy (University of Chicago Press, 2007)
  • Topographies (Indiana University Press, 2006)


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