Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

Full-Time Faculty

Naomi Fisher, PhD

Title/s:  Assistant Professor

Office #:  Crown Center 360

Phone: 773.508.2735


CV Link: Naomi Fisher CV


Naomi Fisher is Assistant Professor of Philosophy. Prior to coming to Loyola in 2018, she taught at Clark University in Massachusetts. She earned her Ph.D in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in 2016, and prior to that earned her M.S. in physics from UC Davis.

Her research focuses on Kant and German Idealism and Romanticism, specifically the relationship between nature, freedom, and rationality in Kant’s Critical philosophy and in Friedrich Schelling’s philosophy of nature. She also has interests in the broader history of philosophy, particularly the 19th century, the philosophy of science, and ethics.

She is currently working on a manuscript on Kant’s philosophy in the 1790s, as well as an article about the influence of Plato’s Philebus on Schelling’s philosophy of nature.


PhD, University of Notre Dame 
MA, University of Notre Dame
MS, University of California - Davis
BS, Biola University 

Research Interests

Kant and German Idealism 

Selected Publications

"Organisms and the Form of Freedom in Kant’s Third Critique" (forthcoming in European Journal of Philosophy).

"Freedom as Productivity in Schelling’s Philosophy of Nature" in Schelling's Philosophy: Freedom, Nature and Systematicity, ed. G. Anthony Bruno (forthcoming with Oxford University Press).

"The Epistemology of Schelling’s Philosophy of Nature" in History of Philosophy Quarterly 34:3 pp. 271-290 (July 2017).

"Kant On Animal Minds" in Ergo 4:15, pp. 441-462 (2017).

"Natural and Ethical Normativity" in The Southern Journal of Philosophy 54:4, pp. 417-439 (December 2016).