Philosophy of Law, B.A.


Dr. Arsalan Memon
Chair of the Department of Philosophy, Assistant Professor

2012 Ph.D., University of Memphis
2009 M.A., University of Memphis
2007 M.A., SUNY Stony Brook University
2005 B.A., DePaul University

Areas of Specialization:
20th Century European/Continental Philosophy, Phenomenology (esp. Merleau-Ponty), History of Philosophy (with an emphasis on Catholic Philosophy).

Dr. Karen Davis
Assistant Professor

2017 Ph.D., Texas A&M University
2014 M.A., Texas A&M University
2007 B.A., Principia College

Areas of Specialization: Ethics, Philosophical Hermeneutics, History of Philosophy, Prison Arts & Education

Dr. Gerad Gentry
Assistant Professor

2018 Ph.D., University of South Carolina
2015 M.A., University of South Carolina
2011 M.A., University of Chicago
2010 B.A., Houghton College

Gerad Gentry is both a member of the faculty of philosophy at Lewis University and an AvH Fellow at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Potsdam. Previously, he was a DAAD visiting Professor of Philosophy at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, a Bilinski Fellow (VAR) at Yale University, and Fulbright recipient.

Areas of Specialization: teleology in aesthetics, ethics, epistemology, and metaphysics, with historical emphasis on Kant and Hegel; modern philosophy; and neo-Aristotelianism.

He is interested in comparative ethics and normative theories that manage to be both universal and developmental, and theories of time and identity,  scientific paradigms, and the formative value of the fine arts for self-consciousness and society. Within applied ethics, he is engaged with theories of kind-derived norms that can account for universal rights and unique responsibility relative to the kind in question. He is also interested in the application of theories of identity and ethics to emergent forms of artificial intelligence; and the conditions of intelligibility for all possible, even non-human forms of self-consciousness. 

Selected Publications:

  1. “Hegel's End of Art and Artworks as Internally Purposive Wholes” Journal of the History of Philosophy (forthcoming 2022).

  2. “Pure Synthesis and the Principle of the Synthetic Unity of Apperception” Kant-Studien 113, no. 1 (forthcoming 2022).

  3. “The Concept of Life in German Idealism and its Aristotelian Roots” Intellectual History Review 31, no. 3 (2021): 379-390.

  4. “Goethe’s Theory of Art: Rethinking Organic Wholes and Architecture” in Bloomsbury History of Modern Aesthetics, edited by Colleen Coalter, Bloomsbury (forthcoming 2022).

  5. “The Ground of Hegel’s Logic of Life and the Unity of Reason: The Free Lawfulness of the Imagination” The Imagination in German Idealism and Romanticism. Ed. Gerad Gentry and Konstantin Pollok. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2019).

Edited Volumes:

The Imagination in German idealism and Romanticism
  1. Gentry, Gerad. (Ed). Kantian Legacies in German Idealism. In Routledge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy. New York: Routledge (2021). 288 pages.

  2. Gentry, Gerad and Konstantin Pollok (Eds). The Imagination in German Idealism and Romanticism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2019). 278 pages.

  3. Gentry, Gerad with Mattias Pirholt and Camilla Flodin (Eds). Art, Nature, and Self-formation in the Age of Goethe, Berlin: De Gruyter (forthcoming, 2023). 360 pages (approx.).

He has served as (1) a member of the American Philosophical Association program committee ('20-21), (2) editorial board of the Yale Law School's Journal of Law and the Humanities (17-18); and (3) founding president of the Society for German Idealism and Romanticism (

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Brian Brown
Adjunct Professor

2014, Master of Arts, Theology and Christian Ministry, Franciscan University of Steubenville
2011, Master of Arts, Philosophy, Franciscan University of Steubenville
2008, Bachelor of Arts, Lewis University

Areas of Specialization: Meta-Ethics and Philosophical Theology. 

Mark Eleveld
Adjunct Professor

2010 M.A., University of Chicago
1997 M.A., Lewis University

Areas of Specialization:
Western Continental Philosophy, Greek Classics

Gregory Harms
Adjunct Professor

1997 M.A., Lewis University
1995 B.A., Lewis University

Areas of Specialization:
Moral and Political Philosophy

Adam Hogan
Adjunct Professor

2014 M.A., Philosophy, Ohio University 
2005 B.A., Philosophy, Minor in Comparative Religions, Calvin College

Areas of Specialization: Analytic Philosophy, Logic, Continental Rationalism (esp. Leibniz), Ethics & Meta-ethics, Comparative Religions

Jasmine K. Huynh
Adjunct Professor

2019 M.A. University of Chicago
2017 B.A., minor in English Literature, University of Houston (Downtown)

Areas of Specialization: Ancient Greek philosophy, Continental philosophy, Existentialism

Dr. Steven Kayevich

Adjunct Professor

Ph.D., DePaul University

Areas of Specialization:

Dr. Matt Klinsky
Adjunct Professor

2007 Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1984 B.S., B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Areas of Specialization:
19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Depth Psychology (esp. Nietzsche, Freud, Jung)

Dr. Isabelle Sabau
Adjunct Professor

1996 Ed.D., Northern Illinois University
1991 M.A. Art History, Northern Illinois University
1986 M.A. Philosophy, Northern Illinois University
1984 B.A. Studio Art, Minor in Philosophy, Northern Illinois University

Areas of Research: Aesthetics, Ethics, Philosophy of Technology and Education, Comparative religions, Ancient Greek philosophy