Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

Full-Time Faculty

Andrew Cutrofello, PhD

Title/s:  Professor

Office #:  Crown Center 335

Phone: 773.508.8481


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: Kant's critical project, the analytic/continental divide, and the relationship between philosophy and literature, especially with regard to Shakespeare. Recently, I've been interested in what T. S. Eliot called the "varieties of metaphysical poetry," including poems that aren't metaphysical in the stylistic sense of elaborating conceits, but that deal with metaphysical topics.

My professional service has included ten 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.

I believe that learning to be a philosopher is a lifelong endeavor. In this respect I can identify with Schelling, of whom Hegel said that he conducted his education in public.

My complete CV is available on request.


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 Press, 2014.

Continental Philosophy: A Contemporary Introduction, Routledge, 2005.

"'Hit it, hit it, hit it': Rigid Designation in Love’s Labor’s Lost," in Craig Bourne and Emily Caddick Bourne, eds., The Routledge Companion to Shakespeare and Philosophy, 2018 (forthcoming).

"Revolutionary Actions and Events," in Jeffrey Bell, Andrew Cutrofello, and Paul Livingston, eds., Beyond the Analytic-Continental Divide: Pluralist Philosophy in the Twenty-First Century, Routledge, 2015, pp. 287-304.