Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

Full-Time Faculty

Andrew Cutrofello, PhD

Title/s:  Professor

Office #:  Crown Center 333

Phone: 773.508.8481

Email: acutrof@luc.edu

CV Link: Andrew Cutrofello CV


Welcome to my Loyola homepage. I've been teaching at Loyola since 1994. I did my graduate work at Northwestern, where I had the good fortune to work with John McCumber. My research and teaching have clustered around three interrelated topics: the nature of Kant's critical project, the genesis and stakes of the analytic/continental divide, and the philosophical significance of Shakespeare. I am currently writing a book about the influence of Plato's Parmenides on the history of metaphysics and metaphysical poetry.

My approach to philosophy is holistic, historical, and comparative. You can get a sense of the kind of work I do by reading my article “‘Was it for this?’ Brandom, Hegel, Wordsworth, Žižek, and the Terror”:


My professional service has included twelve years as editor of the Continental section of Philosophy Compass, two three-year terms on the Executive Committee of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, and one year on the program committee of the Central Division of the American Philosophical Association.

Please email me if you'd like to get in touch.


PhD, Northwestern University

Selected Publications

The Problems of Contemporary Philosophy: A Critical Guide for the Unaffiliated (co-authored with Paul Livingston), Polity, 2015

Beyond the Analytic-Continental Divide: Pluralist Philosophy in the Twenty-First Century (co-edited with Jeffrey Bell and Paul Livingston), Routledge, 2015

All for Nothing: Hamlet's Negativity, MIT, 2014

Continental Philosophy: A Contemporary Introduction, Routledge, 2005

The Owl at Dawn: A Sequel to Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit, SUNY, 1995