Department of Philosophy

Dr. Daniel Dwyer

Associate Professor, Philosophy Department

Daniel Dwyer is associate professor of philosophy. He specializes in the areas of Husserl, phenomenology, and contemporary continental philosophy. He is especially interested in the problem of perception as it arises in the debate about conceptual content. He has published articles in journals such as Husserl Studies, Continental Philosophy Review, and Idealistic Studies. He is currently working on a manuscript on that seeks to retrieve the ancient Greek notions of wonder and erotic desire in a phenomenological context.

Dwyer regularly offers courses such as 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Existential Phenomenology, Phenomenology of Perception, Postmodern Philosophy, and Contemporary French Philosophy.


  • BA, University of Notre Dame, 1993, senior thesis under Alasdair MacIntyre
  • Graduate coursework, Princeton University, 1993-1995
  • Jacob Javits fellow, 1995-2001
  • Richard Weaver fellow, 1993-94
  • M.A., The Catholic University of America, 1997
  • Ph.D., The Catholic University of America, 2001, under the direction of Robert Sokolowski: "Reason and Rational Freedom in the late Husserl: Towards an Epistemology of Authenticity"


Husserl, phenomenology, contemporary continental philosophy

First Year at Xavier



  • Ph.D. ( Catholic University of America)