Michael Bowler

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Associate Chair

Associate Professor of Philosophy

  • PhD in Philosophy, University of Notre Dame
  • MA in Philosophy, Indiana University Bloomington
  • BS in Computer Science and Engineering, Concentration: Artificial Intelligence, University of California Davis


Dr. Bowler's research areas include contemporary European philosophy, ancient Greek philosophy, philosophy of mind, and research ethics.

Recent Publications

  • Hermeneutical Heidegger, co-edited with Ingo Farin (Northwestern University Press, 2016) Read More
  • "Heidegger and the Hermeneutical Understanding of Human Being," in Hermeneutical Heidegger, ed. Michael Bowler and Ingo Farin (Northwestern University Press, 2016)
  • "Heidegger, Aristotle and Philosophical Leisure," Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, vol. 88 (2014)
  • "An Existential Conception of Culture," Studia Philosophiae Christianae, vol. 49, issue 4 (2013)
  • “Heidegger on Hermeneutic Rationality: Logos and World,” in International Studies in Hermeneutics and Phenomenology, vol. 3, edited by Maria Luísa Portocarrero, Luis António Umbelino, and Andrzej Wiercinski (Lit-Verlag: Berlin, 2012).

Recent Funding

  • Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation - Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) Grant, "Responsible Conduct of Research in Science and Engineering Education: Moral Motivation and Ethical Sensitivity in Multi-National Graduate Students," 2008 - 2013, $344,683

Recent Presentations