Georgetown University's graduate program in philosophy has six specialists in 20th Century European Philosophy. The center of gravity of the Europeanists in the Department is German philosophy, esp. Kant (Kukla, Lu-Adler), Hegel (Pinkard, Ver Eecke), and Heidegger (Blattner, Kukla, Withy). The Department as a whole has 27 tenure-line faculty who cover a wide range of areas. The department is pluralistic in the senses both that it embraces the diversity of philosophical traditions and that it actively promotes collaboration and integration across traditional boundaries. Other strengths of the department (outside European philosophy) include, Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Practical Ethics (esp. Bioethics), Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Science (incl. Cognitive Science), and the Roman Catholic Philosophical Tradition.
Georgetown is a Jesuit institution that defines its identity around the traditional Jesuit values of cura personalis (care for the whole person, student) and "women and men for others," that is, a commitment to social justice and equality.
Georgetown is able to fund about 5 or 6 graduate students to pursue a PhD per year, so acceptance to the program is competitive. Funding is provided via teaching assistantships. Students progress from working as a grader for a course, to leading their own discussion sections of multi-section lecture courses, to teaching their own courses of their own design. About 35 graduate students are in residence at any given time.
- Frank Ambrosio // personal website, official faculty profile, [URL-FOR-CV CV], PhilPapers
- Specialties: Gadamer, Hermeneutics, Derrida, Existentialism, Dante, Roman Catholic Philosophical Thought, Plato
- William Blattner // personal website, offical faculty profile, [URL-FOR-CV CV], PhilPapers
- Specialties: Heidegger, Phenomenology, Existentialism
- Rebecca Kukla // academia.edu profile, Kennedy Institute of Ethics webpage, CV, PhilPapers
- Specialties: Feminist Theory, Heidegger, Kant, Ethics, Bioethics
- Terry Pinkard // personal website, official faculty profile, CV, PhilPapers
- Specialties: Critical Theory, Hegel, German Philosophy from Kant to the Present
- Wilfried ver Eecke // official faculty profile, [ANOTHER-FACULTY-URL 2], [URL-FOR-CV CV], PhilPapers
- Specialties: Psychoanalysis, 20th Century French Philosophy, Roman Catholic Philosophical Thought, Hegel