Chad Engelland, Ph.D.

Chad Engelland takes a phenomenological approach to the history of philosophy and to systematic questions concerning mind, language, metaphysics, and the human person.  Prior to his appointment at UD in 2014, he taught philosophy at Borromeo Seminary and John Carroll University in Cleveland for nine years.

Areas of Expertise

Mind and Language
Phenomenology and Metaphysics
Philosophical Anthropology


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

Recent Courses

Phi 1301 Philosophy and the Ethical Life
Phi 2323 Philosophy of the Human Person
Phi 3311 Philosophy of Being
Phi 3345 The Continental Tradition
Phi 4335 Philosophy of Language
Phi 8355 Christianity & Postmodernism
Phi 5371 Phenomenological Tradition

Selected Publications


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. [Reviewed by New Books in Philosophy]


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

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

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

“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.

“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.