Chad Engelland Ph.D.

Chad Engelland, Ph.D.

Professor, Philosophy

Phone: (972) 265-5231


Office: Braniff Graduate Building #342

Chad Engelland takes a phenomenological approach to the history of philosophy and to systematic questions concerning God, language, metaphysics, and the human person. He was the 2019 Michael A. Haggar Fellow and a 2018 recipient of a Haggerty Teaching Excellence Award.

Phenomenology and Metaphysics
Mind and Language
Philosophy of God

Ph.D., Philosophy, The Catholic University of America, 2006 
M.A., Philosophy, The Catholic University of America, 2002 
B.A., Philosophy, Xavier University, 1999

Phi 1301 Philosophy and the Ethical Life
Phi 2323 Philosophy of the Human Person
Phi 3311 Philosophy of Being
Phi 4335 Philosophy of Language
Phi 4437 Philosophy of God
Phi 5371 Phenomenological Tradition
Phi 7340 Philosophy of God
Phi 7377 Phenomenology of Language
Phi 8355 Christianity & Postmodernism


Phenomenology. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2020.

Language and Phenomenology, editor. New York: Routledge, 2020.

Heidegger's Shadow: Kant, Husserl, and the Transcendental Turn.  New York: Routledge, 2017.

The Way of Philosophy: An Introduction.  Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2016.

Ostension: Word Learning and the Embodied Mind.  Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2014. 


“Anselm and the Problem of Ostending God.” Journal of the History of Philosophy, forthcoming.

Amo, Ergo Cogito: Phenomenology’s Non-Cartesian Augustinianism.” American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 95 (2021): 481-503.

“Three Versions of the Question, ‘Why Is There Something Rather than Nothing?’” Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 94 (2020), forthcoming.

“Inflecting ‘Presence’ and ‘Absence’: On Sharing the Phenomenological Conversation.” In Language and Phenomenology, ed. Chad Engelland, 273-295. London: Routledge Press, 2020.

“Grice and Heidegger on the Logic of Conversation.” In Transcending Reason: Heidegger’s Transformation of Phenomenology, ed. Matt Burch and Irene McMullin, 171-186. New Heidegger Research. London: Rowman & Littlefield International, 2020.

"Three Problems of Other Minds." Think 51 (Spring 2019): 63-75.

"'Rational Animal' in Heidegger and Aquinas."  The Review of Metaphysics 71 (2018): 723-53.

“Learning by Ostension in Augustine and Wittgenstein.” In Augustine and Wittgenstein, ed. Kim Paffenroth and Alex Eodice, 21-36. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2018.

"The Question of Human Animality in Heidegger." Sophia 57 (2018): 39-52.

“Dispositive Causality and the Art of Medicine.” Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 91 (2017): 159-170.

“Perceiving Other Animate Minds in Augustine.”  American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 90 (2016): 25-48.

(with Brian T. Engelland) “Consumerism, Marketing, and the Cardinal Virtues.” Journal of Markets & Morality 19 (Fall 2016): 297-315.

“Heidegger and the Human Difference.”  Journal of the American Philosophical Association 1 (2015): 175-193.

“On the Personal Significance of Sexual Reproduction.”  The Thomist 79 (2015): 615-639.

“How Must We Be for the Resurrection to Be Good News?” Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 89 (2015):245-261.

“Absent to Those Present: Social Technology and Bodily Communion.”  In Social Epistemology and Technology, ed. Frank Scalambrino, 167-176.  London: Rowman & Littlefield International, 2015.

 “The Play of Life in Art.”  Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology 2 (2015): 127-142.

“Disentangling Heidegger’s Transcendental Questions.” Continental Philosophy Review 45 (2012): 77-100.

“The Phenomenological Kant: Heidegger’s Interest in Transcendental Philosophy.”  Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 41 (2010): 150-169.

“Unmasking the Person.”  International Philosophical Quarterly 50 (2010): 447-460.

“Teleology, Purpose, and Power in Nietzsche.”  American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 84 Nietzsche Special Issue (2010): 413-426.

“Heidegger on Overcoming Rationalism through Transcendental Philosophy.”  Continental Philosophy Review 41 (2008): 17-41.

“Augustinian Elements in Heidegger’s Philosophical Anthropology: A Study of the Early Lecture Course on Augustine.”  Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 78 (2004): 263-275.

 “Marcel and Heidegger on the Proper Matter and Manner of Thinking.”  Philosophy Today 48 (2004): 91-106.

Contributions to Reference Works

“History of Philosophy in the Western Tradition: Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries.”  In New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-13: Ethics and Philosophy, ed. Robert L. Fastiggi. Detroit: Gale, 2013.

“History of Epistemology.” In New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-13: Ethics and Philosophy, ed. Robert L. Fastiggi. Detroit: Gale, 2013.

“Review of David E. Storey, Naturalizing Heidegger:  His Confrontation with Nietzsche, His Contributions to Environmental Philosophy, SUNY Press, 2015.” Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2015.09.11.

“Review of Robert Sokolowski, Écrits de Phénoménologie et de Philosophie des Sciences, trans. André Lebel, Hermann, 2015.” Review of Metaphysicsforthcoming.