Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

David Schweickart

Philosophy Department
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660

Contact Information:
Office: Crown Center, 3rd floor
Lake Shore Campus
Phone: 773.508.2296
Fax: 773.508.2292
E-mail: dschwei@luc.edu
Personal Web Page:

David Schweickart is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago. He holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics (University of Virginia), and a Ph.D. in Philosophy (Ohio State University).

Professor Schweickart has taught at Loyola since 1975, including at the Loyola Rome Center several times. He has been a Visiting Professor of Mathematics at the University of Kentucky, and a Visiting Professor of Philosophy at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Schweickart was voted Faculty-Member-of-the-Year for 1998-99 by the Loyola University Faculty Council, and he has been a Humanities Representative on the Loyola University Faculty Council since 2000.

Dr. Schweickart's primary areas of research are social and political philosophy, philosophy and economics, and Marxism. He also has major interests in feminist theory, existentialism, critical theory, and race and racism.

Schweickart has published extensively on these topics, and his work has been translated into Spanish, Catalan, French, and Chinese. His book publications include:
      After Capitalism (Rowman and Littlefield, 2002) with a Chinese translation (Beijing: Social Science Documentation Publishing House, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, 2005)
      Market Socialism: The Debate Among Socialists (Routledge, 1998), co-authored with B. Ollman, J. Lawler, and H. Ticktin, with a Chinese translation in 2000 by Xinhua Publ. House;
      Against Capitalism (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1993, and Westview Press, 1996), with a Spanish translation Mas alla del capitalismo, in 1997, and with a Chinese translation in 2003 by Renmin Univ. Press in Beijing;
      Capitalism or Worker Control? An Ethical and Economic Appraisal (Praeger, 1980).

In addition, Dr. Schweickart has published many articles in such journals as Theoria, Review of Radical Political Economics, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Economics and Philosophy, Critical Review, Science and Society, Social Theory and Practice, Praxis International, and The National Women's Studies Association Journal.

Schweickart's research includes a large project on Third World poverty, determining what sort of economic structure a poor country should put in place in order to optimize genuine development over time for all its citizens, when not constrained by local elites or international interference. Over the years Dr. Schweickart has served as faculty advisor of Loyola's Amnesty International chapter, and the Loyola Organization in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador, and co-chaired the Committee on the Racial Climate at Loyola. He is an active member and program organizer for the Conference of North American and Cuban Philosophers and Social Scientists, held annually in Havana, as well as for the Radical Philosophy Association.

Dr. Schweickart has given invited presentations in many countries: the United States, Canada, Mexico, Cuba, El Salvador, France, Italy, the Czech Republic, the Philippines and China.


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