Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

Full-Time Faculty

Dimitris Apostolopoulos, PhD

Title/s:  Assistant Professor

Office #:  Crown Center 346

Phone: 773.508.3344

Email: dapostolopoulos@luc.edu


Dimitris Apostolopoulos is an assistant professor of philosophy. His research interests fall within post-Kantian European philosophy, with a focus on phenomenology. Some of his recent projects have explored issues at the intersection of phenomenology and German Idealism, phenomenological philosophy of language, aesthetics, and the philosophy of history.

Prior to joining Loyola, he taught at NTU Singapore as assistant professor of philosophy. He completed a doctorate in philosophy and a postdoc at the University of Notre Dame. 


PhD, University of Notre Dame

BA, University of Toronto

Research Interests

20th century European Philosophy, Phenomenology, Aesthetics

Selected Publications


Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology of Language. London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019. 



  “Dufrenne, Kant, and the Aesthetic Attitude.” New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy, 21 (2023): 565–590. 

 “‘Consciousness is the Property of Dialectic’: What Hegel Taught Merleau-Ponty About Intentionality.” Journal of the History of Philosophy 61.4 (2023): 673–701.

“Sartre, Kant, and the Spontaneity of Mind.” European Journal of Philosophy (2023): 1–19. 

“Nature, Consciousness, and Metaphysics in Merleau-Ponty’s Early Thought.” Ergo 9.43 (2022): 1160–1198.

“Phenomenological Themes in Aron’s Philosophy of History.” Journal of the History of Philosophy 59.1 (2021): 113–143.

“Merleau-Ponty, Hegel, and the Task of Phenomenological Explanation.” Phänomenologische Forschungen (2018) 1: 28–53. Hamburg: Felix Meiner. 

“Sense, Language, and Ontology in Merleau-Ponty and Hyppolite.” Research in Phenomenology 48.1 (2018): 92–118. 

“On the Motivations for Merleau-Ponty’s Ontological Research.” British Journal for the History of Philosophy 26.2 (2018): 348–370. 

“The Systematic Import of Merleau-Ponty’s Philosophy of Literature.” Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 49.1 (2018): 1–17. 

“Intentionality, Constitution, and Merleau-Ponty’s Concept of ‘the Flesh.’” European Journal of Philosophy 25.3 (2017): 677–699.