Faculty & Staff
Mr. James M. Despres, Ph.D (Candidate)
Mr. Depres joined the faculty in 2009, with interests in modern and contemporary philosophy (especially Heidegger and phenomenology), ancient philosophy (especially Aristotle), the philosophy of nature, and the philosophy of the human person. He teaches philosophy to seminarians in the College Division and in the Pre-Theology program of St. Charles. Courses taught include: Philosophy of the Human Person, Epistemology, Logic, Later Modern and Contemporary Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Purpose in Nature: The Thought of Aristotle, Introduction to Phenomenology, The Philosophy of Plato, The Thought of Martin Heidegger, Rise of Atheism, Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy, and Philosophy for Theology.
|Ph.D Candidate||The Catholic University of America|
|M.A. in Philosophy||The Catholic University of America|
|B.S. in Physics||Merrimack College|
|Professor of Philosophy||St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, 2009 -|
|Lecturer||The Catholic University of America, 2005 - 2009|
|American Philosophical Association (APA)|
|American Catholic Philosophical Association (APCA)|
|Society for Phenomenology & Existential Philosophy (SPEP)|
Review of Walter Brogan's Heidegger and Aristotle: The Twofoldness of Being, The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomeological Philosophy VII (2007): 337-351. 2007
“The Un-Aristotelianism of Heidegger’s Aristotle,” 16th Annual Conference of the Association for Core Texts and Courses, Rutgers University, April 15-18, 2010.
“What Did Heidegger Learn from Aristotle,” 17th Annual Conference of the Association for Core Texts and Courses, Rutgers University, April 14-17, 2011.
Book Review Editor, The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy, 2006-2012.
Director, Master of Arts in Philosophical Studies Program Development Team
MSCHE 5 Year Periodic Review Committee
Chari, Subcommittee on MSCHE Standards 1 (Mission and Goals) and 6 (Integrity).
Academic Review Committee, Graduate School of Theology
College Task Force Report, Faculty Committee
Summer Fellow, Princeton University, James Madison Program, Summer 2011
Aristotle Fellow, The School of Philosophy, The Catholic University of America, 2010-2011
The National Catholic Honor Society Award and Recognition, Delta Epsilon Sigma Chapter, SCS Fall 2010