Department of Philosophy

Dr. Timothy Brownlee

Professor of Philosophy
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Brownlee is Professor of Philosophy and has served as Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Director of the Philosophy, Politics, and the Public Honors Program.

He is a scholar of German Idealism, in particular the thought of G.W.F. Hegel. His monograph, Recognition and the Self in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2023.
He teaches extensively in Xavier's Core Curriculum, and has offered upper-year courses on German Idealism and 19th century philosophy, on the history of social and political philosophy, and on applied ethics.

He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Boston University. He is a proud graduate of the College of Humanities at Carleton University, Ottawa.


German Idealism, Social and Political Philosophy

First Year at Xavier




  • Ph.D. (Boston University)