Professors Frank, Parens, Sanford, Sepper, Wood; Associate Professors Engelland, Simmons; Assistant Professor Nielsen
The department has developed interests in post-Kantian philosophy and its relation
to ancient and medieval thought, with special focus on metaphysics, phenomenology,
hermeneutics, and personalism. Research foci include Buber, Gadamer, Hegel, Heidegger,
von Hildebrand, Husserl, Kripke, Marcel, Merleau-Ponty, Nietzsche, Scheler, Strauss,
Engelland, Chad. Heidegger’s Shadow: Kant, Husserl, and the Transcendental Turn. New York: Routledge, 2017.
Frank, William. “The Personalist Dimensions of Property.” In Das Eigentum als eine Bedingung der Freiheit / Property as a Condition of Freedom, edited by Anton Raushcer, 37-57. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 2013.
Nielsen, Cynthia. Foucault, Douglass, Fanon, and Scotus in Dialogue: On Social Construction and Freedom.
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Nielsen, Cynthia. “Gadamer and Scholz on Solidarity: Disclosing, Avowing, and Performing
Solidaristic Ties with Human and Natural Others.” Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 48 (2017): 1–16.
Parens, Joshua. Leo Strauss and the Recovery of Medieval Political Philosophy. Rochester: University of Rochester, 2016.
Sanford, Jonathan J. ”Scheler vs. Scheler: The Case for a Better Ontology of the Person.” American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 79 (2005): 145-161.
Wood, Robert E., translator. W. F. Hegel, Hegel’s Introduction to the System: Encyclopaedia, Phenomenology, and Psychology. Introduction, Translation, and Commentary. Toronto: University of Toronto Press,
Wood, Robert E. “The Heart in Heidegger’s Thought.” Continental Philosophy Review 48 (2015): 445-462.
Wood, Robert E. “Virtues, Values, and the Heart: The Phenomenology of Scheler and
von Hildebrand.” In Phenomenology and Virtue Ethics, ed. Kevin Hermberg and Paul Gyllenhammer, 132-146. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.