Brian Treanor is Charles S. Casassa Chair and Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University. A hermeneutic philosopher, his interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship explore a wide variety of areas, with particular emphasis on environmental philosophy, broadly construed.
He also serves as the Director of the Academy for Catholic Thought and Imagination, an interdisciplinary research institute that seeks to encourage intellectual dialogue at LMU, and to support faculty scholarship on a wide range of topics in the humanities, social sciences, arts, and sciences.
Boston College: Ph.D., Philosophy
California State University, Long Beach: M.A., Philosophy
University of California, Los Angeles: B.A., Political Science
Areas of Expertise (8)
- Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy
- Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition
- International Association for Environmental Philosophy
- International Association for Environmental Ethics
- International Network for Philosophy of Religion
- Society for Continental Philosophy and Theology
- Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle
- American Philosophical Association
“Vitality: Carnal, Seraphic Bodies” in The Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy, vol. 25. no. 1 (July 2017).
“Joy and the Myopia of Finitude” in Comparative and Continental Philosophy, vol. 8, no. 1 (spring 2016).
“Mind the Gap: The Challenge of Matter” in Carnal Hermeneutics, eds. Richard Kearney and Brian Treanor (New York: Fordham University Press, 2015).
“The Human Place in the Natural World” in Being in Creation: Human Responsibility in an Endangered World, eds. Bruce Benson, Brian Treanor, and Norman Wirzba (New York: Fordham University Press, 2015).
“Hope in the Age of the Anthropocene” in Analecta Hermeneutica, vol. 6 (2015).
“Nature and Environment” in The Routledge Companion to Philosophical Hermeneutics, eds. Jeff Malpas and Hans-Helmuth Gander (London: Routledge, 2014).
“Putting Hospitality in its Place” in Phenomenologies of the Stranger: Between Hostility and Hospitality, eds. Richard Kearney and Kascha Semon (New York: Fordham University Press, 2011).
“The Anatheistic Wager: Faith after Faith.” Religion and the Arts vol. 14 (2010).
“Blessed are Those Who Have Not Seen and Yet Believe.” Analecta Hermeneutica, vol. 2, 2010.
“Environmentalism and Public Virtue” in the Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, vol. 23, no. 1, (2010).