George Heffernan

Academic Title

Chair, Philosophy & Professor, Philosophy

  • Ethics
  • Existentialism
  • Happiness
  • Hermeneutics
  • Virtue
  • Phenomenology

Specializing in topics in phenomenology, hermeneutics and existentialism, my research concentrates on questions of evidence, understanding and meaning. I have presented numerous papers at scholarly conferences, including the World Congress of Philos

  • Ph.D. Philosophy University of Cologne
  • M.A. Philosophy Catholic University of America
  • B.A. Philosophy Catholic University of America

  • Evidence
  • Meaning
  • Understanding


“Isagoge in die phänomenologische Apophantik: Eine Einführung in die phänomenologische Urteilslogik durch die Auslegung des Textes der ‘Formalen und transzendental


  • Research Ambassador for North America, German Academic Exchange Service, 2009-present.
  • Research Grant, German Academic Exchange Service, 2010.
  • Summer Seminar Award, National Endowment for the Humani

  • (PHL 1000) Introduction to Philosophy
  • (PHL 2030) Contemporary Moral Problems
  • (PHL 2080) Approaches to Ethics
  • (PHL 2250) Philosophy of Happiness
  • (PHL 2350W) Philosophy of Augustine
  • (PHL 3180) Existentialism