Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

Full-Time Faculty

Hanne Jacobs, PhD

Title/s:  Associate Professor (on leave)

Office #:  Crown Center 343

Phone: 773.508.2262


External Webpage: http://www.hannejacobs.com/


I am an associate professor of philosophy at Loyola University Chicago (currently on leave). I have published articles on topics in phenomenology such as personhood, attention, rationality, and phenomenological method. My current research interest is in theories of knowledge that take our socio-historical embeddedness seriously. While I have mainly written on Husserl and post-Husserlian phenomenology, I also have an active research interest in moral psychology and social epistemology insofar as these intersect with critical race and feminist theory.


Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Research Interests


Selected Publications

Edited Books 

Husserl, Edmund. Einleitung in die Philosophie. Vorlesungen 1916–20. Edited by Hanne Jacobs. Husserliana Materialien IX. Dordrecht: Springer, 2012. 

Carlo Ierna, Hanne Jacobs, and Filip Mattens, eds., Philosophy, Phenomenology, Sciences: Essays in Commemoration of Edmund Husserl. Phaenomenologica 200. Dordrecht: Springer, 2010. 

Recent Publications 

"Husserl, Heidegger, and Merleau-Ponty on the World of Experience." In Oxford Handbook For the History of Phenomenology. Edited by Dan Zahavi, 650–75. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2018. 

"Husserl on Reason, Reflection, and Attention." Research in Phenomenology 46: 257–76. 2016. 

"Socialization, Reflection, and Personhood." In Analytic and Continental Philosophy: Perspectives and Methods: Proceedings of the 37th International Ludwig Wittgenstein Symposium, edited by Sonja Rinofner-Kreidl and Harald Wiltsche, 324–35. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. 2016. 

"From Psychology to Pure Phenomenology." In Husserl’s Ideen: A Critical Commentary, edited by Andrea Staiti, 87–120. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. 2015.