Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

History of Philosophy

Research Strength

Courses in the History of Philosophy form a significant part of the department's curriculum. The courses we offer cover the major figures of each philosophical period from ancient philosophy through the 19th century, and include the history of moral philosophy. A majority of our faculty teach regularly in this area. Typical course offerings include:

  • Plato
  • Aristotle
  • Presocratics
  • Neoplatonism
  • Early Medieval
  • Late Medieval
  • Augustine
  • Aquinas
  • Descartes
  • Locke
  • Hume
  • Kant
  • Hegel
  • Mill
  • Kierkegaard
  • Nietzsche
  • Marx

Faculty members who teach regularly in the area of History of Philosophy include:

  • Andrew Cutrofello
  • Blake Dutton
  • Peter Hartman
  • Kristen Irwin
  • Jacqueline Scott
  • Arnold Vander Nat
  • Mark Waymack