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The philosophy department is dedicated to fostering opportunities for faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, and interested members of the public to engage together in philosophical discussion and to pursue the life of the mind.  To these ends, the department sponsors various conferences and speakers, publishes the scholarly journal Res Philosophica, and hosts a number of reading groups.  

The faculty within the Department of Philosophy at Saint Louis University are accomplished scholars whose research encompasses many areas of philosophical thought.  The following is a listing of the faculty by areas of teaching and research interest. 

Action Theory (agency, free will, moral responsibility)

  • Jonathan Jacobs, Ph.D.
  • Colleen McCluskey, Ph.D.
  • Scott Ragland, Ph.D.
  • Eleonore Stump, Ph.D.
  • George Terzis, Ph.D.

Ancient Philosophy

  • Scott Berman, Ph.D.
  • Jack Marler, Ph.D.
  • George Terzis, Ph.D.

Continental Philosophy

  • Michael Barber, S.J., Ph.D.
  • Gregory Beabout, Ph.D.
  • Jeffrey P. Bishop, Ph.D.
  • William Rehg, S.J., Ph.D.

Epistemology and Social Epistemology

  • Michael Barber, S.J., Ph.D.
  • William Rehg, S.J., Ph.D.
  • Joe Salerno, Ph.D.
  • Kent Staley, Ph.D.

Ethics

  • Michael Barber, S.J., Ph.D.
  • Gregory Beabout, Ph.D.
  • Jeffrey P. Bishop, Ph.D.
  • Dan Haybron, Ph.D.
  • Colleen McCluskey, Ph.D.
  • Eleonore Stump, Ph.D.
  • George Terzis, Ph.D.
  • Theodore Vitali, S.J., Ph.D.

Medieval Philosophy

  • Susan Brower-Toland, Ph.D.
  • Jack Marler, Ph.D.
  • Colleen McCluskey, Ph.D.
  • Eleonore Stump, Ph.D.

Metaphysics

  • Scott Berman, Ph.D.
  • Jonathan Jacobs, Ph.D.
  • Joe Salerno, Ph.D.
  • Eleonore Stump, Ph.D.
  • Theodore Vitali, S.J., Ph.D.

Modern Philosophy

  • Scott Ragland, Ph.D.

Philosophy of Mind

  • Susan Brower-Toland, Ph.D.
  • Eleonore Stump, Ph.D.
  • George Terzis, Ph.D.

Philosophy of Religion

  • Gregory Beabout, Ph.D.
  • Jeffrey P. Bishop, Ph.D.
  • Susan Brower-Toland, Ph.D.
  • Jonathan Jacobs, Ph.D.
  • Scott Ragland, Ph.D.
  • Eleonore Stump, Ph.D.
  • Theodore Vitali, S.J., Ph.D.

Philosophy of Science (Including philosophy of social sciences as well as science and technology)

  • Michael Barber, S.J., Ph.D.
  • Jeffrey P. Bishop, Ph.D.
  • William Rehg, S.J., Ph.D.
  • Kent Staley, Ph.D.

Social and Political Philosophy

  • Michael Barber, S.J., Ph.D.
  • Gregory Beabout, Ph.D.
  • Jeffrey P. Bishop, Ph.D.
  • William Rehg, S.J., Ph.D.