Duquesne University, 1981
Professor of Philosophy
Office: SAC 184; Phone: 610-519-4712
Dr. Brogran is interested in ancient Greek philosophy and contemporary continental philosophy. His research work often focuses on the intersection of these two areas of Philosophy. He has done extensive work on contemporary European philosophers, including Nietzsche, Heidegger, Gadamer, Agamben, Nancy and Derrida. He is currently working on a project on Nietzsche and tragedy and another project on the postmodern community.
Marquette University, 1966
Professor of Philosophy
Office: SAC 181; Phone: 610-519-7492
Dr. Busch’s interests and publications center upon phenomenology, existentialism, and hermeneutics. This includes philosophers such as Husserl, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Camus, Marcel, Ricoeur, Gadamer and Levinas. Problems that he addresses concern the body, subjectivity, sociality and communication, language and meaning, oppression and alienation, and ethics.
Interests include Ancient Philosophy, Contemporary Critical Theory, 20th and 21st Century French Philosophy and Aesthetics.
Boston College, 1974
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Office: SAC 139; Phone: 610-519-4651
Dr. Goff received his philosophical training in moral theory and Immanuel Kant. His professional research addresses issues of social justice and the grounding of a liberal theory of social change. On the technical side, he is interested in detailing the central influence that Immanuel Kant's critical philosophy continues to have upon contemporary conceptions of justice, particularly that of John Rawls in his A Theory of Justice and subsequent publications. On the practical side, Dr. Goff understands that the questions of justice and injustice which arise in each of our local communities are the touchstones by which alone theories ultimately can be judged. Thus his interests extend to matters of concern that arise among members of the community at Villanova University no less than those in the broader civil society.
Dr. Immerwahr’s professional research interests are the history of philosophy, philosophical pedagogy and philosophy and public policy. He does consulting work in public opinion and public policy, which has recently focused on education and health care. Please send him an email to arrange an appointment.
Vanderbilt University, 1996
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Office: SAC 175; Phone: 610-519-4715
Dr. Klein's primary research interests lie in 17th century philosophy; she writes mostly about
Descartes and Spinoza. Other interests include medieval philosophy (especially Jewish and Islamic thought), contemporary continental philosophy, feminist philosophy, and psychoanalysis. Dr. Klein's research focuses upon philosophical understandings of the relationships of thinking, embodiment and affectivity. Most recently, she’s been working more on political philosophy, including topics such as religious toleration, sovereignty, and the use of torture.
Dr. Scholz researches solidarity, violence against women, transnational and global feminism, global justice, social and political philosophy, and feminist theory.
Columbia University, 1990
Augustinian Chair in the Thought of St. Augustine, Philosophy Department
Office: SAC 177; Phone: 610-519-4709
Dr. Wetzel investigates the religious dimensions of the philosophical life, or what might be thought of as philosophical piety. He looks especially at Augustine and the transition in Western philosophical thought from a Platonic discourse about virtue, ignorance, and the Good to an Augustinian focus on sin and grace. The investigation involves him broadly in questions of metaphysics and moral psychology and requires some flexibility of mind as to what constitutes genuinely philosophical discourse. His most frequent modern interlocutor is Wittgenstein.