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Stefano Giacchetti

Title/s:  Senior Lecturer

Office #:  Lewis Towers 401

Phone: 312.915.6501



Dr. Stefano Giacchetti Ludovisi received his PhD in Philosophy (with distinction) from Loyola University Chicago, his MA from San Diego State University and his Laurea in Sociology from the University of Rome "La Sapienza".

His area of research broadly addresses Continental Philosophy, with a special focus on aesthetics, ethics and political philosophy. His area of concentration is in Critical Theory, and in particular in the works of T. W. Adorno. He has also extensively published and presented articles on Nietzsche, Marx and Schopenhauer. His latest book (as editor and contributor) Critical Theory and the Challenge of Praxis: Beyond Reification has been recently published by Ashgate.

He is currently member of the executive committee of the Society for European Philosophy and organizer of the yearly conferences on critical theory in Rome. He has given lectures and presented papers in several worldwide institutions, such as universities in the U.S., Italy, Canada, Poland, Ireland, Portugal, Mexico, Brazil and UK.


  • Ph.D. in Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago, 2009
  • MA in Philosophy, San Diego State University, 2001
  • Laurea di Dottore, University of Rome, 1996

Program Areas

  • PHIL 277 - Aesthetics
  • PHIL 190 - Loyola's Mission: The Philosophical Vision
  • PHIL 182 - Social and Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 181 - Ethics

Courses Taught

"Wonderful class; I learned so much! The lessons we very clear and really helped with understanding what the philosophers were trying to say (especially Kant) and the assignments got me thinking and made sure that I was understanding the key points and not falling behind. I also appreciated how quick your responses and feedback were"