Marc A. Moreau, Ph.D., Chair
B.A.: University of Connecticut
Ph.D.: Temple University
Specialized Interests: philosophy of mind, American philosophy
• “Examining Philosophers, Finding Humans,” book review published in Philadelphia Inquirer, February 27, 2011 of James Miller’s Examined Lives: From Socrates to Nietzsche (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011).
• “And God Created Evolution,” commentary, Philadelphia Inquirer, February 12, 2010.
• "On Paul Ricoeur's Memory, History, and Forgetting" - presented at the Hermeneutic Circle, University of Pennsylvania (April 9, 2005).
• "Aristotle and the Problem of Formless Eide", Philadelphia Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy, October 24, 2007, St. Joseph's University.
• Moderator of Conference, Rationality and Cultural Conflict, Philadelphia Ethical Society, sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium (December 7, 2002).
• "Hidden Marx, Crouching Confucius," presentation, Spring Lecture Series, La Salle University Philosophy Department (March 1, 2001).
• "Four Theses on Dewey's Transactional Concept of Experience," lecture present at the Workshop on Historicity and Culture, the Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium (March 28, 2000).
|Arleen B. Dallery, Ph.D., Associate Professor|
B.A.: Bryn Mawr College
M.A., Ph.D.: Yale University
Specialized Interests: phenomenology, continental philosophy, contemporary French philosophy
Publications/Presentations: "Current French Feminism," lecture at Penn State, Media Campus, (March 29, 2000)
|Robert J. Dobie, Ph.D., Associate Professor|
B.A.: Holy Cross College
M.A.: Columbia University
Ph.D.: Fordham University
Specialized Interests: Medieval Christian, Jewish,and Islamic philosophy; comparative philosophy; metaphysics
• “Science and Mysticism in the Middle Ages: Meister Eckharat’s Synthesis.” (Eckhart Review, Spring 2011, pgs 15-34).
• Book review in Journal of Islamic Philosophy 6 (2010), 130-34, of The Act of Being: The Philosophy of Revelation in Mulla Sadra, by Christian Jambet, translated by Jeff Fort. (New York: Zone Books, 2006).
• Logos and Revelation: Ibn 'Arabi, Meister Eckhart and Mystical Hermeneutics,Washington, DC: Catholic Universityof America Press, forthcoming, November 2009.
• "Did al-Ghazali Kill Islamic Philosophy?" Mirror Images: Challenges for Arabic and Islamic Studies. Villanova University, Villanova, PA, April 2009.
• "The Hidden and the Revealed in Medieval Philosophy and Theology:The Case of Meister Eckhart," The Hidden and the Revealed in the Medieval and Early Modern Culture,Conference sponsored by the Delaware Valley Medieval Association, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ, February 2009.
• "Overcoming Ontotheology: Heidegger and Meister Eckhart on 'Gelassenheit'" in Martin Heidegger's Interpretations of Saint Augustine (Collectea Augustiniana), R. Dobie and F. van Fleteren, eds. (Mellon 2005).
• "Existence and Temporality in the Thought of Ibu al-'Arabi" - paper presented at The World Institute for Advanced Phenomenological Research and Learning, at the APA in New York (2005).
• "Gnosis, Metaphysics and Revelation in Meister Eckhart and Ibn al-'Arabi" in the Proceedings of the Second World Congress on Transcendent Philosophy and Mulla Sacra, Tehran, Iran 2005).
• "Reason and Revelation in the Thought of Meister Eckhart" in The Thomist 67 (2003) 409-38
|S. Joel Garver, Ph.D., Assistant Professor|
B.A.: University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D.: Syracuse University
Specialized Interests: philosophical theology, postmodernism, epistemology
• “The Magic of Personal Transformation” in Gregory Bassham, editors, The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy: Hogwarts for Muggles, The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2010) (pages 172-184).
• Annual Bitar Lecture, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA. Invited respondent to two lectures by Paul Moser on “Expecting a Severe God,” 27-28 April 2011.
• “Sacramental Efficacy” – Invited speaker and discussion facilitator – NY Metro Presbytery – Presbyterian Church in America, 10/08/2010.
• “Mary’s Virginity & Protestant Christologies” – Patristics, Medieval, and Renaissance Conference – Villanova Conference Center, 10/22-24/2010.
• "Aristotle on Anger: Ancient Greek Ethics and Practices of the Self" - presentation given at the Eastern Pennsylvania Philosophical Association spring conference at Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania (April 2006).
• "Suarez and the Emergence of Protestant Scholasticism" - The Significance of Francisco Suarez, conference at Franciscan University of Steubenville (March 2006).
• "Joy Comes in the Morning: Comedy and the Christian Narrative" - invited lecture at Art & Soul Conference, Baylor University in Waco, Texas (2005).
• "No Shadow of Turning: Classical Theism and the Openness of God" - lectures presented in Tokyo and Nagoya, Japan (2004)
|John Hymers, Ph.D., Assistant Professor|
B.A. University of Waterloo (Canada)
M.A. Catholic University of Louvain (K.U.Leuven, Belgium)
Ph.D. Catholic University of Louvain (K.U.Leuven, Belgium)
Modern and contemporary continental philosophy (especially ethics, metaphysics, and philosophy of religion)
- "Alexander Baumgarten's Metaphysics." Translation and interpretive essays, in collaboration C. Fugate. (in preparation).
-“You are how you eat.” Explorer Café. La Salle University. Feb. 3, 2011.
-“An inverted ontological argument: Feuerbach’s Hegelian radicalization of the cogito.” ISRLC Conference. Theology Faculty, University of Oxford. Sept. 25, 2010.
- “From Leibniz to Kant: Feuerbach’s Anthropological Appropriation of the Ontological Argument.” Religion and Enlightenment: The Young-Hegelian Perspective. Centre for Philosophy of Culture of the University of Antwerp in collaboration with the Max Stirner Gesellschaft. May 12, 2010.
- "The Nature of our Daily Bread." Lecture. Spring Lecture Series, La Salle University Philosophy Dept. (March 18, 2009).
- "The Basic Concepts of Corporate Social Responsibility." Panel paper. Energy and Environment Law Programme, K.U.Leuven (Dec. 12, 2008, Belgium).
- "The guises of reciprocity." Introduction to Ethical Perspectives 15 (2008) 3.
- "Verteidigung von Feuerbachs Moleschott Rezeption: Feuerbachs offene Dialektik." Identitaet und Pluralismus in der globalen Gesellschaft. Ludwig Feuerbach zum 200. Geburtstag. Ed. U. Reitemeyer, T. Shibata, and F. Tomasoni. Waxmann Verlag: Muenster / New York, 2006.
- "Towards a metaxological ethics of architecture." Between System And Poetics: William Desmond And Philosophy After Dialectic. Ed. Thomas Kelly. Ashgate: 2006.
|William Sullivan, Ph.D., Associate Faculty|
B.A.: La Salle University
Ph.D.: Fordham University
|Cornelia Tsakiridou, Ph.D., Associate Professor|
B.A.: American College of Greece, Athens
M.A. (History), M.A. (Philosophy): Temple University
Ph.D.: Georgetown University
Specialized Interests: aesthetics, social and political philosophy (nationalism, modernity, radical ideologies)
• Icons in Time, Persons in Eternity: Orthodox Theology and the Aesthetics of the Christian Image, Ashgate Publishing, UK, ISBN: 978-1-4074-4767-2 (forthcoming 2012).
• “Theophany and Humanity in St. Symeon the New Theologian and in Abū Hamid Al-Ghāzāli,” International Journal of Orthodox Theology, 2:3 (2011), pp. 167-187.
• Elder Paisios of Mount Athos, Spiritual Counsels I, trans. C.A. Tsakiridou and M. Spanos (Sourote: Holy Monostery Evangelist John the Theologian), 2011 (revised translation).
• "Redeeming Modernism: Jacques Maritain and the Catholic Vocation," in John P. Hittinger ed., The Vocation of the Catholic Philosopher: From Maritain to John Paul II, Washington D.C.: Catholic University Press, 2011.
• “When Art Fails Humanity: Jacques Maritain on Jean Cocteau, Modernism and the Crisis of European Civilization,” in Gavin Colvert ed., The Renewal of Civilization: Essays in Honor of Jacques Maritain, Washington : Catholic University Press, 2010, 152-173.
• “Roland Barthes Explores Photography ‘as a wound’,” in Neil Badmington ed., Roland Barthes: Critical Evaluations in Cultural Theory Volume III, London : Routledge, 2009, (reprinted from Paragraph, 1995, 18, 3, 273–85).
• “Noble Fantasies: the Appropriation of the Orthodox Icon by the Russian Avant-Garde,” Friday, July 10, 2009 (American Association for Aesthetics, July 11-13, 2009).
• "The Connatural Eye: Photography Without Representation," Philosophical Inquiry, Vol. XXIX, Summer-Fall 2007, No. 3-4, 41-57.
• Translation (with M. Spanos), Elder Paisios of Mount Athos: Spiritual Counsels, Vol. I, Thessaloniki: Holy Monastery of St. John Theologian, 2006.
• "Empire of Sin: Militant Theology and Ideology in Early American Missions to the Ottoman Near East" in New Perspectives on Turkey, 3 (Fall 2005) 5-41.
• "Quid est Veritas? Maritain's Critique of Modernism in Peasant of the Garrone" - American Maritain Association International Conference "Philosophy and Vocation," Catholic University of America (October 13-16, 2005).
• "Vera Icona: Reflections on the Mystical Aesthetics of Jacques Maritain and the Byzantine Icon" in Truth Matters, John Trapani, Jr., ed. (CUA Press, 2004).
• "Poetry for God: The Cocteau/Maritain Correspondence," invited lecture, Hofstra University Conference on Jean Cocteau, "Pen of Light: The Films of Jean Cocteau" (October 1-4, 2003).
• "Nationalist Dilemmas: Halide Edib on Greeks, Greece, and the West" in New Perspectives on Turkey 27 (Fall 2002) 1-34.
Other: Director, Diplomat-In-Residence Program (DRP)
|Frederick Van Fleteren, Ph.D., Professor|
B.A., M.A.: Villanova University
Ph.D.: National University of Ireland
Specialized Interests: Augustine, philosophy of religion, ethics
• “Augustine and Philosophy,” Augustinian Studies, vol. 41, (1), 2010, 255-274.
• Spiritus et littera. Beiträge zur Augustinus-Forschung. Festschrift zum 80. Geburtstag von Cornelius Petrus Maier OSA. Res et Signa 6. Cassiciacum 39 Würzburg. Förster et alii. Augustinus bei Echter. 2010. Augustinian Studies vol. 41. (2). 498-500.
• Theologische Verwandtshaft. Augustinus von Hippo und Josef Rartzinger/Benedikt XVI by Joseph Lom C. Quy. Echter. Verlag. 2009. Augustinian Studies, vol. 41 (2) 455-57.
• Augustinus: Spuren und Spiegelungen seines Denkens, Band I. Von Anfängen bis zur Reformation. Band 2. Von Descarres bis in die Gegenwart. N. Fischer (ed.). Hamburg. Meiner Verlag. 2009. Augustinian Studies vol. 41. (2) 462-63.
• "Augustine and Anselm's Libertate Arbitrii," International Anselm Conference, Canterbury, England, April 2009.
Augustine, Husserl, and Heidegger on the Question of Time, Friedrich-Wilhelm von Hermann, translated and annotated with Jeremiah Hackett, Mellon Press, 2008.
• "Augustinus und das Corpus Spirituale," Theologie und Glaube, Vol. 97 (4) 2007.
• Martin Heidegger's Interpretation of Saint Augustine: Sein und Zeit und Ewigkeit, editor,Mellon Press, 2005.
• "Per Speculum et in Aenigmate in Anselm and Augustine" - Proceedings of Anselm Conference 2002, Budapest.
• "Peace and War in Augustine of Hippo," The International Association for the History of Religions, Religion: Conflict and Peace Conference, Tokyo, Japan, March 2005.
• "Augustine and the Beginnings of Theology as a Science" - Universität Tubingen, Stuttgart, Germany, June 2004.
• "Augustine, Mysticism, and the Liberal Arts," lecture, Cambridge School of Theology, Cambridge University (February 10, 2003).
• Review of Phillip Cary's Augustine's Discovery of the Inner Self in Augustinian Studies 2 (2002).
• "Perspectives on American Philosophy," lecture, Universität Eichstätt, Germany (December 10, 2002)
|Joseph A. Volpe, Jr., Ph.D., Assistant Professor|
B.A.: University of Washington
Ph.D.: University of Pennsylvania
Specialized Interests: epistemology (skepticism), Nietzsche, Emerson, Dewey, Rorty, the literature of catastrophe
Publications/Presentations: "American Philosophy: What Makes It American?" - panel discussion member, La Salle University, spring philosophy series (2006); "On Academic Excellence" - speech presented at Departmental Academic Award winners' luncheon (May 14, 2005); "Life in the Death-space: Reflections on the Significance of Vietnam War Literature," presentation for "Arts & Sciences in the Afternoon," La Salle University (2000); "Nietzsche, Nihilism and the Redemption of the World," presentation
Other: Recipient, Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching (Spring 2004)
|Aloysius Ballisty, Ed.D.|
B.A.: St. Francis College
M.A.: De Paul University
Ed.D.: Nova Southeastern University
Amy S. Bush, Ph.D.
B.A. State University of New York at Purchase, May 1989
Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University (2003)
Office: 222 Wister
Office Phone: 215-951-1331
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION: 19th Century Philosophy; Ethics; Social and Political Philosophy
AREAS OF COMPETENCE: History of Philosophy; Ancient Philosophy; Feminism
B.A.: Temple University
Ph.D.: Rutgers University (expected, 2012)
|Henry Dmochowski, Ph.D. |
B.A.: Seton Hall University
M.A.: Villanova University
Ph.D.: New York University
|Lior Levy, Ph.D.|
B.A.: Tel Aviv University
Ph.D.: Temple University
B.A.: St. John's College
M.A., (ABD): Temple University