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Jeffrey L. Wilson - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Jeffrey L. Wilson Jeffrey L. Wilson

Associate Professor of Philosophy | Loyola Marymount University


Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts





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Phone: 310.338.1856; Email: Jeffrey.Wilson@lmu.edu; Office: University Hall 3633.

A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Jeffrey L. Wilson has taught philosophy at LMU since 1995. He has also taught courses at the Friedrich-Wilhelm-von-Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main (Germany), Emory University and Georgia State University as well as in LMU's Study Abroad program in Bonn, Germany. In addition to his published articles and reviews, he has presented his research-in-progress in Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Lebanon, Norway, Switzerland and the United States. He has served as Associate Dean in both the College of Communication and Fine Arts and the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts. He lives with his husband in the Century City neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Education (3)

Emory University: Ph.D., Philosophy 1995

Emory University: M.A., Philosophy 1992

St. John's College, Annapolis: B.A., Liberal Arts 1985

Areas of Expertise (3)


Jewish Philosophy


Accomplishments (2)

German Academic Exchange (DAAD) Dissertation Year Fellowship (professional)

Cologne, Germany, 1992-1993.

Robert H. Taylor, SJ Chair in Philosophy 2020-2022 (professional)


Project, "Catholic and Jewish Aesthetics: An Encounter"

Affiliations (2)

  • North American Kant Society
  • American Philosophical Association

Languages (2)

  • Hebrew (intermediate)
  • German (fluent)

Courses (9)



Modern Philosophy II

Modern Philosophy II

Philosophy and the Arts

Philosophy and the Arts

Kant's Philosophy of Religion

Kant's Philosophy of Religion

Kant's Critique of Pure Reason

MA Program

Kant's Ethics and Aesthetics

MA Program

Teaching Philosophy

MA Program

Liberal Arts in the Age of Enlightenment

First Year Seminar

Aesthetics in the Catholic Tradition


Articles (8)

The Schematism of Possession in the Early Rechtslehre Drafts

Akten des XIII. Internationalen Kant Kongresses, Oslo Norway

Jeffrey L. Wilson

Berlin, Walter de Gruyter.

Schematism and Embodiment in Kant’s Opus postumum

Rethinking Kant 6, ed. Edgar Valdez

Jeffrey L. Wilson


Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Constructions in Kant’s Philosophy of Physics

Akten des XII. Internationalen Kant Kongresses, Vienna Austria, 2015

Jeffrey L. Wilson


Berlin, Walter de Gruyter, v. 2, pp. 1571-1582

Teaching with Ignatius: Justice in Pedagogical Practice

Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal

“Teaching with Ignatius: Justice in Pedagogical Practice.” Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal 2 (2013): 99-111.

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Teleology and Moral Action in Kant’s Philosophy of Culture

Recht und Frieden in der Philosophie Kants: Akten

“Teleology and Moral Action in Kant’s Philosophy of Culture.” Recht und Frieden in der Philosophie Kants: Akten des X. internationalen Kant-Kongresses, São Paulo, Brazil, 2005. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2008, pp. 765-776.

Incommensurable, Supersensible, Sublime

American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly

“Incommensurable, Supersensible, Sublime.” American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 75 (2001): pp. 221-241. Reprinted in German Idealism: Critical Concepts in Philosophy, ed. by Klaus Brinkmann, London: Routledge, 2007.

Autobiography as Critique in Thoreau’s Walden

Journal of Philosophical Research

“Autobiography as Critique in Thoreau’s Walden,” Journal of Philosophical Research 29 (2004): 29-46.

Metaphysical Questions in Sartre’s Phenomenological Ontology

Sartre Studies International

“Metaphysical Questions in Sartre’s Phenomenological Ontology.” Sartre Studies International 6 (2000): pp. 46-61.

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