prof. James Richard Mensch, Ph.D.

James Richard MENSCH, professor

Liberal Arts and Humanities - Philosophical Module

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  • Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, Dissertation: “The Question of Being in Husserl’s Logical Investigations”

  • M.B.A. in information systems and finance, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

  • M.S.L. (Licentiatus in Studiis Mediae Aetatis) in Philosophy, Magna Cum Laude, the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto, Canada, Dissertation: Roger Nottingham and the Ontology of Logic

  • B.A. Cum Laude, St. John’s College, Annapolis, Maryland

Work Experience

  • present: Full Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University, Prague

  • Senior Research Professor, Department of Philosophy, Saint Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia

  • 2007: Erasmus Professor, Charles University, Prague

  • University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

  • University of Dallas, Irving, Texas

  • St. John’s College, Santa Fe, New Mexico


  • Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy

  • The Husserl Circle

  • Canadian Society for Continental Thought

  • Latin American Phenomenological Circle

  • International Association for Philosophy and Literature

  • Organization of Phenomenological Organizations (Canadian Representative)



  • Selfhood and Appearing, The Intertwining, Boston: Brill, 2018. ISSN: 1875-2470

  • Patočka’s Asubjective Phenomenology: Toward a New Concept of Human Rights (Orbis Phaenomenologicus Studien, vol. 38), Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2016.

  • Levinas’ Existential Analytic, A Commentary on Totality and Infinity, Evanston, Il.: Northwestern University Press, 2015.

  • Husserl’s Account of our Consciousness of Time, Marquette University Press, 2010.

  • Embodiments: From the Body to the Body Politic, Northwestern University Press, 2009.

  • Hiddenness and Alterity, Dusquesne: Dusquesne University Press, 2005.

  • Ethics and Selfhood: Alterity and the Phenomenology of Obligation, Albany: State University of New York Press, 2003.

  • Postfoundational Phenomenology: Husserlian Reflections on Presence and Embodiment, University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2001.

  • Knowing and Being: A Post-Modern Reversal, University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1996.

  • After Modernity: Husserlian Reflections on a Philosophical Tradition, Albany: State University of New York Press, 1996.

  • The Beginning of the Gospel of St. John: Philosophical Perspectives, New York: Peter Lang Publishers, 1992.

  • Intersubjectivity and Transcendental Idealism, Albany: State University of New York Press, 1988.

  • The Question of Being in Husserl’s Logical Investigations, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff Press, 1981.

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