Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy


  • Undergraduate Spring 2019 Course Offerings

    Here are the full descriptions for all of the 200- and 300-level courses being offered by the Philosophy Department in Spring 2019. Contact Brandon Morgan-Olsen (bmorganolsen@luc.edu) with any questions.
  • Apply to the Minorities and Philosophy Mentorship Program

    Undergraduates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply to the Philosophy Department’s Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) mentorship program! Students will be paired with a graduate student mentor and have the oppportunity to participate in MAP events.
  • Critical Theory and Crisis: An Interview with Dr. David Ingram

    The Association of Graduate Students in Philosophy (AGSP) speaks with Dr. Ingram about his new book, revolution and reform, critical theory, and his forthcoming work.
  • Drew Thompson awarded Schmitt fellowship

    Congratulations to PhD candidate Drew Thompson for receiving a Schmitt fellowship for the coming year.
  • David Atenasio awarded Mellon/ACLS fellowship

    Congratulations to PhD candidate David Atenasio for receiving a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship
  • Congratulations 2018 PhD graduates!

    These are two of the recent PhD graduates from the May Commencement ceremony. Above: Dr. Daniele Manni with supervisor Dr. Mark Waymack and Dr. Sean Petranovich with supervisor Dr. Hanne Jacobs
  • Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

    This public conference, sponsored by the Loyola philosophy department, will feature the work of 31 of our standout Chicago-area undergraduate students, who are all currently hard at work (with the help of their grad student mentors) fine-tuning their presentations on various topics from Aquinas to Zygote modification--and everything in between!
  • “To Improve The Quality Of Instruction In Philosophy At All Levels” - A Workshop presented by The American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT)

    Participants will read some of the best literature regarding how learning happens, how to design maximally effective courses, and how to improve classroom practice.
  • Announcing the 2019 John F. Grant, MD Award Competition

    The 2019 John F. Grant, MD Award will be awarded to two Undergraduate Junior or Senior Philosophy students who have a special, demonstrated interest in studying health care ethics.
  • Interview with Philosophy Department's Outstanding Senior: MaryKate Brueck

    Recently, Jennifer Parks (Philosophy and Bioethics Minor faculty) sat down with graduating senior in philosophy (and winner of the Philosophy Department's Outstanding Senior Award), MaryKate Brueck, to talk about her future plans and how philosophy helped her reach her goals. Click through for a transcript of the interview.
  • Joe Vukov Interview

    Get to know the newest member of our department, Dr. Joe Vukov, as he answers questions on topics ranging from neuroethics and the use of cognitive-enhancing drugs by college students, to the courses he will be teaching in Spring and how he is liking Chicago so far!
  • Philosophy professor presents at Educational Justice conference

    How students see themselves can directly impact their academic success. Your self-esteem and confidence are influenced by your own self-image or what Assistant Philosophy Professor Pamela Lomelino calls “imaging-as.”
  • Our new Office Assistant, Miguel Diaz!

    Please join me in welcoming Miguel Diaz, our new Office Assistant!
  • Dr. Pamela J. Lomelino's Community, Autonomy, and Informed Consent: Revisiting the Philosophical Foundation for Informed Consent in International Research

    The Philosophy Department and Bioethics Minor Program will be hosting an event in honor of Dr. Lomelino's recently published book "Community, Autonomy, and Informed Consent" on November 11,2015. In this interview, we learn more about Dr. Lomelino, what fuels her passion for philosophy, and what to expect at her book discussion.
  • Ndidi Nwaneri: Hannover Institute Fellowship Recipient

    Ndidi Nwaneri was recently chosen to receive a research fellowship from the Hannover Institute of Philosophy.
  • Cudahy Library Offers Loyola’s Students and Faculty Space for Academic Support

    Jane Currie, Reference Librarian for the Philosophy Department highlights the many resources that Cudahy Library has to offer to faculty and staff of Loyola University Chicago's Lakeshore Campus.
  • Dr. Thomas Carson’s new book combines history and philosophy through discussion of Abraham Lincoln’s virtues

    Dr. Carson discusses his upcoming book, Lincoln's Ethics, in which he assesses Lincoln's moral character, his many morally fraught decisions regarding slavery, and the rights of African-Americans, as well as his actions and policies as Commander in Chief during the Civil War. Lincoln's Ethics was published May 2015 by Cambridge University Press and is available for purchase on Amazon.com.
  • Congratulations to the Undergraduate Essay Contests winners

    The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce the winners of the John F. Grant, MD Essay Contest and Philosophy Department Undergraduate Essay Contest.
  • Victoria Wike, PhD

    In the final installment of the series of faculty interviews conducted by the Philosophy Department's Association of Graduate Students in Philosophy for the semester, Corbin Casarez interviews Dr. Victoria Wike, Professor and Graduate Program Director.
  • Postcard from a philosophy student abroad

    MaryKate Bruek, a philosophy major and junior at Loyola, reflects on her current semester at the John Felice Rome Center.
  • College of Arts and Sciences names philosophy professor Fr. Thomas Regan as dean

    Thomas Regan, S.J., has been named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Father Regan has been serving as the interim dean of the University’s largest college since June.
  • Kristen Irwin, PhD

    In the third installment of the series of faculty interviews conducted by the Philosophy Department's Association of Graduate Students in Philosophy, Corbin Casarez interviews Dr. Kristen Irwin, who recently joined our department this past fall and has jumped right in.
  • David Schweickart, PhD

    Dr. David Schweickart, professor of philosophy, discusses how his love of philosophy led to his involvement in the Civil Rights movement and years of social justice advocacy work to come.
  • John F. Grant MD Endowment funds Lively Health Care Ethics Seminar

    The John F. Grant seminar combines rigorous class discussions with in-depth lectures from leading experts across disciplines.
  • Joy Gordon, PhD

    In continuation of the series of faculty interviews conducted by the Philosophy Department's Association of Graduate Students in Philosophy, Corbin Casarez interviews Dr. Joy Gordon, our newest faculty member and Ignacio Ellacuria, S.J. Professor of Social Ethics.
  • Graduate student alumni spotlight: Kyle Thomsen

    Dr. Kyle Thomsen, who graduated from Loyola's PhD in Philosophy program and is now an Assistant Professor at St. Francis University, reflects on his time at Loyola and shares his advice on navigating the job market as a Philosophy PhD.
  • Mark Waymack, PhD

    In the first of a series of faculty interviews conducted by the Philosophy Department's Association of Graduate Students in Philosophy, Corbin Casarez interviews Dr. Mark Waymack,our Department Chairperson.
  • Student spotlight: Andy Kondrat

    Meet Andy Kondrat, a current student of the Philosophy PhD program and bioethics enthusiast who has turned his love of philosophy into an exciting career.
  • Hanne Jacobs, PhD

    Dr. Hanne Jacobs, an assistant professor of philosophy, talks about what interests her most about philosophy.
  • Graduate student alumni spotlight: Maggie Labinski

    Dr. Maggie Labinksi, who recently graduated from Loyola's PhD in Philosophy program and is now an assistant professor at Fairfield University, contemplates how Loyola shaped her as a scholar and teacher.
  • Ethics and Bioethics Bowls: giving students lasting skills, happy memories

    Loyola’s Ethics and Bioethics Bowl teams offer unique opportunities to gain lifelong skills while having fun and competing across the country.
  • She opens students’ minds to the world of philosophy

    Jacqueline Scott fell in love with philosophy while she was an undergraduate student. Now, as an associate professor at Loyola, she’s helping her students do the same thing—and winning praise in the process.