Monthly Archives: January 2014

Catholic Q & A with Fr. James Murphy, S.J., Jan. 28

The second biannual “Catholic Q&A” is on Tuesday (1/28) at 7 in Damen (Campus Ministry Suite, 217). The Topic: “Catholicism: What’s t/Truth Got To Do With It?” Professor James Murphy, S.J. will lead.


Flyer below: a fun reference to Plato and the allegory of the cave. And: it’s always a humdinger when t/Truth is on the table…

And it just so happens that this event falls on the feast of St Thomas Aquinas. The plot thickens…

Hegel Symposium @ Loyola: Dr. Ardis Collins’ Hegel’s Phenomenology, Feb. 26

We are very pleased to announce that the Philosophy Department at LUC is hosting a symposium on the new book Hegel’s Phenomenology: A Dialectical Justification of Philosophy’s First Principles by our very own Dr. Ardis Collins.

DATE: 02/26/2014

TIME: 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Damen Student Center, Room 1100
Lake Shore Campus
Loyola University Chicago


The symposium will consist of three commentaries about Prof. Collins’s book, by:

  • Prof. Kevin Thompson (DePaul University)
  • Prof. Mark Alznauer (Northwestern University)
  • Mr. Corbin Casarez (Loyola University Chicago)

Prof. Collins will respond to the commentaries, with time for questions from the audience.

The Mostly German Philosophers Love Song

If you’re in the mood for a lovely song filled with the musings of unrequited love and philosopher puns, look no further. We’ll Nietzsche to Kierkegaard your hearts for this one. Enjoy!

The Mostly German Philosophers Love Song


Song by Jeremy Boor. Via Dr. Schweickart.

Grad Student Happy Hour!

Poster by resident artist Molly Clasen.

Reading and writing groups

Several reading groups will be continuing on next semester, and we will post more information about those here once it becomes available.

The weekly thesis/dissertation writing group that started last semester will continue through the spring (and probably beyond). For more information contact Kyoungnam, knpark123[at]

A hermeneutics reading group is starting up but hasn’t yet organized a meeting time. For more information contact Allan, abreedlove[at]

As usual, the Phenomenology Research Group has several event planned for the upcoming semester and will likely begin advertising reading groups soon. Stay tuned to their website: .


Congratulations to Dr. Timothy Weidel and his wife, who celebrated the birth of a baby daughter on December 7th.