Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

Continental Philosophy

Research Strength

Our course offerings in Continental Philosophy cover the variety of approaches developed during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in continental Europe. These approaches include phenomenology, existentialism, hermeneutics, critical theory, structuralism, post-structuralism, and deconstruction, and the issues taken up cover the spectrum of philosophy. Among the philosophers covered in depth are Marx, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Gadamer, Sartre, Derrida, Foucault, Levinas, Habermas, and Lyotard. A number of faculty contribute regularly in this area. Typical course offerings in the area of Continental Philosophy include:

  • Phenomenology
  • Hermeneutics
  • Existentialism
  • Nietzsche
  • Marx
  • Heidegger
  • Levinas
  • Neo-Marxism
  • Critical Theory
  • Deconstruction
  • Feminism
  • Structuralism and Post-structuralism
  • Social-Political Philosophy
  • Topics in Ethics, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Religion, etc.

Faculty members who teach regularly in the area of Continental Philosophy include:

  • Ardis Collins
  • Andrew Cutrofello
  • David Ingram
  • Hanne Jacobs
  • Hugh Miller
  • Adrian Peperzak
  • David Schweickart
  • Jacqueline Scott
  • Dan Vaillancourt