Faculty of the Practice

Mary Troxell

Associate Professor of the Practice of Philosophy




Mary Troxell was appointed Professor of the Practice in 2004 after teaching part-time since 2001. She has taught courses in the Perspective Program and the Capstone Program, as well as courses on Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. Professor Troxell teaches primarily in the PULSE Program for Service Learning.  She has served as a faculty mentor on Arrupe Student Immersion trips, with destinations in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico, and El Salvador.

Recent Publications

“Structural Injustice and Social Sin,” APA Studies in Feminism and Philosophy, Volume 21:2, Spring 2022.

“The World as Will and Representation: Schopenhauer,” In A Companion to 19th Century Philosophy, edited by John Shand, Wiley-Blackwell, 2019.

Review of Schopenhauer and the Aesthetic Standpoint: Philosophy as a Practice of the Sublime, by Sophia Vasalou (Cambridge University Press, 2013) in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, February 28, 2014.

“Kant and the Problem of Ugliness,” in Kant und die Philosophie in weltbürgerlicher Absicht, edited by Stefano Bacin, Alfredo Ferrarin, and Claudio La Rocca, Degrueter Press, 2013.

“Arthur Schopenhauer,” Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, http://www.iep.utm.edu/schopenh/.

“The Autonomy of Art in Heidegger and Schopenhauer,” Idealistic Studies. 39:1–3 (Spring–Summer–Fall 2009).

Review of Postmodernity’s Transcending: Devaluing God, by Lawrence Paul Hemming (University of Notre Dame Press, 2005) in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, June 2, 2006.