Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

Faculty

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Faculty Spotlight

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Richard Kim

Dr. Richard Kim is an assistant professor in the Philosophy department at Loyola University Chicago. His research focuses on the nature of well-being and draws from East Asian and Ancient philosophy to address contemporary problems in ethics and moral psychology. Read an interview with Dr. Kim here

David Ingram 

"When you've seen those conditions, it's like they’re indelibly imprinted on your brain. You can't get them out of your head. So, I've become increasingly interested in what critical theory looks like on the ground instead of being just absorbed with theory." Read more about Dr. Ingram and his new book, World Crisis and Underdevelopment: A Critical Theory of Poverty, Agency, and Coercion

Joseph Vukov 

"My research projects in philosophy of mind and neuroethics both stem from my interest in consciousness and whether consciousness matters, morally speaking. In recent years, we have made great strides in understanding the brain. But there are important questions about consciousness we haven’t answered yet." Read more in this interview with Dr. Vukov.

Kristen Irwin

"Academia is less romantic than we think, but it is a job. Being a professional is an aspect of life for anyone in white collar positions in the 21st century; higher education is not exempt. But this is not *necessarily* a bad thing. You can think about how to be professional without betraying who you are." Read Dr. Irwin's interview here

David Schweickart 

"All major social movements of modern times have involved students. Young people have often generated the most energy and taken the most risks. There’s a freedom you have as a college student that you’ve never had before. And, for some at least, there comes the realization that you can try to make a difference in the world. Acting on this insight can change your life." Read Dr. Schweickart's interview here

Joy Gordon 

"I’ve been doing work on the ethical aspects of economic sanctions for a number of years. That’s turned out to be a useful context in which to approach a number of issues that I find compelling, such as thinking about the abuse of power within the context of international law and global governance." Read more in an interview about Dr. Gordon's work here

Mark Waymack 

"I joined Loyola in 1987, shortly after earning the PhD. I had done a dissertation in the history of ethics, but had developed a keen interest in applied ethics, especially bioethics. I guess you could say that ethics was my driving passion in philosophy. Loyola University was one of the few Philosophy Departments at that time that was truly committed to both ethical theory and what we called applied ethics." Read more about our department chair in this interview with Dr. Waymack

Jacqueline Scott 

"I love having students come in with either no preconceptions or with negative preconceptions about philosophy and then being able to get them to recognize their skills. So that all of a sudden they are excited about philosophy and everything that is telling them, 'You’re not going to get excited,' or 'You’re not going to like this,' it all vanishes. Even if it’s just for a few moments, that is incredibly satisfying." Read more in this interview with Dr. Scott