Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

Full-Time Faculty

Hanne Jacobs, PhD

Title/s: Director of Graduate Studies;
Associate Professor

Office #: Crown Center 343

Phone: 773.508.2262


CV Link: Hanne Jacobs CV

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


I am an associate professor of philosophy and director of the graduate program. I have published articles on topics in phenomenology such as personhood, rationality, and phenomenological method. My current research interest is in theories of mind, reason, and world. While I have mainly written on Husserl and post-Husserlian phenomenology, I also have an interest in Kant and contemporary Kantian accounts of reason, moral psychology, and social epistemology. 

Before coming to Loyola I earned my PhD at the University of Leuven in Belgium, where I was a research fellow at the Husserl Archives. While in Leuven, I transcribed and edited a series of Husserl's lecture courses on the history of philosophy that was then published in the Husserliana Materialien series as Einleitung in die Philosophie 1916-1920.


Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Research Interests

Husserl and 20th century European philosophy

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 

 "The World of Experience." In Oxford Handbook For the History of Phenomenology. Edited by Dan Zahavi, 650–75. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2018. 

"Die Idee der Phänomenologie." In Husserl Handbuch. Leben-Werk-Wirkung, edited by Sebastian Luft and Maren Wehrle, 125–34. Stuttgart/Weimar: Verlag J.B. Metzler. 2017. 

"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.