D. C. Schindler
Associate Professor of Metaphysics and Anthropology
B.A., Program of Liberal Studies, The University of Notre Dame
M.T.S., Pontifical John Paul II Institute, Washington, D.C.
M.A., Ph.D., Philosophy, The Catholic University of America
Professor Schindler received his Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America in 2001, with a dissertation on the philosophy of Hans Urs von Balthasar. He taught at Villanova University from 2001-2013, first as a teaching fellow in the Philosophy Department, and then in the Department of Humanities, where he received tenure in 2007. He received an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship to do research in Munich from 2007-2008. He is currently working on a multi-volume critique of the modern concept of freedom as the power to choose in light of a metaphysics of freedom based on actuality. Professor Schindler is a translator of French and German and has served as an editor of Communio: International Catholic Review since 2002.
- "The Crisis of Marriage as a Crisis of Meaning: On the Sterility of the Modern Will" Communio: International Catholic Review 41 (Summer 2014): 331-71.
- "On Reason's Authority." Communio: International Catholic Review, vol. 41, no. 1 (Spring 2014).
- "'The Free Will that Wills the Free Will': On Marriage as a Paradigm of Freedom in Hegel's Philosophy of Right." In The Owl of Minerva 44:1-2 (2012-13): 93-117.
- The Catholicity of Reason (Eerdmans, 2013).
- The Perfection of Freedom: Schiller, Schelling, and Hegel Between the Ancients and the Moderns (Cascade Books, 2012).
- Plato's Critique of Impure Reason: On Truth and Goodness in the Republic (CUA Press, 2008).
- Hans Urs von Balthasar and the Dramatic Structure of Truth: A Philosophical Investigation (Fordham, 2004).