The philosophy department has a distinguished faculty committed to excellence in research, teaching, and mentoring students. Philosophy department faculty contribute to the University’s core curriculum, the undergraduate major, and graduate programs. The philosophy department faculty is noted for its strengths in the history of philosophy, contemporary continental philosophy, and practical philosophy. In addition, our faculty members are actively engaged in research and teaching in the philosophy of science, philosophy of religion, ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, social-political philosophy, Asian philosophy, and diaspora studies.


Faculty of the Practice

Visiting Faculty

Part-Time Faculty

Scholar in Residence


Affiliated Faculty

Gadamer Professors

Future (COVID restrictions permitting) Jean-Luc Marion
Member of the Académie française, and Emeritus Professor at the Université Paris-Sorbonne, and Professor at The University of Chicago and the Institut Catholique de Paris. Prof. Marion is a world renowned philosopher and Catholic theologian. He was recently awarded the Joseph Ratzinger Prize in Theology.

2021 [COVID restrictions permitting] Sara Heinämaa
Academy Professor at the Finnish Academy (2017–2021) and Professor in the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland

2020 Claude Romano
University of Paris, The Sorbonne

2019 Marcia Cavalcante Schuback
Professor of Philosophy at Södertörn University (Sweden)

2018 Paul Moyaert
KU Leuven

2017 Emmanuel Falque
Honorary Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy at the Catholic University of Paris.

2016 Miguel Biestequi
The University of Warwick

2015 Dermot Moran
UC Dublin (Now Chair, Boston College)

2014 Dan Zahavi
Professor of Philosophy at University of Copenhagen and University of Oxford

2013 Allesandro Ferrara
Professor of political philosophy at the University of Rome Tor Vergata and former president of the Italian Association for Political Philosophy.

2012 Remi Brague
French historian of philosophy, specializing in the Arabic, Jewish, and Christian thought of the Middle Ages. He is professor emeritus of Arabic and religious philosophy at the Sorbonne, and Romano Guardini chair of philosophy at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.  

2011 Francoise Dastur
French philosopher. She is Professor Emeritus at University of Nice Sophia Antipolis

2010 Jeffrey Barash
Professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Amiens in France.

2009 Günter Figal
Günter Figal is a German philosopher and professor of philosophy at University of Freiburg. He is a specialist in the thought of Hans-Georg Gadamer, and Martin Heidegger.

2008 Severin Kitanov
Full-time Philosophy Department faculty at Salem State University

In Memoriam