Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

Full-Time Faculty

K. David Yandell, PhD

Title/s:  Associate Professor (on leave)

Office #:  Crown Center 348

Phone: 773.508.2293



David Yandell is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago. He has taught at Loyola since 1993. He holds a PhD from the University of Wisconsin—Madison. His areas of specialization include early modern philosophy and metaphysics. Areas of current research include 17th century metaphysics (especially regarding the mind-body problem), Descartes's ontology, philosophical naturalism, and the relation of a priori and a posteriori arguments. Dr. Yandell also has strong interests in ethics and political philosophy, in philosophy of religion, and in epistemology.

Dr. Yandell has published articles in such journals as the History of Philosophy Quarterly and the British Journal of the History of Philosophy.


University of Wisconsin, Madison

Research Interests

Early modern philosophy, especially Descartes, metaphysics, social and political philosophy