D. C. Schindler
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 Politics of the Real: The Church Between Liberalism and Integralism. (New Polity Press, 2021).
- A Companion to Homo Abyssus. (Humanum Academic Press, 2019).
- Homo Abyssus: The Drama of the Question of Being, by Ferdinand Ulrich (Humanum Academic Press, 2018). Translator and editor of the English publication.
- Love and the Postmodern Predicament: Rediscovering the Real in Beauty, Goodness, and Truth. (Cascade Books, 2018).
- Freedom from Reality: The Diabolical Character of Modern Liberty. (University of Notre Dame Press, 2017).
- A Robert Spaemann Reader: Philosophical Essays on Nature, God, and the Human Person. (Oxford University Press, 2015). Co-edited with Jeanne Heffernan Schindler.
- The Catholicity of Reason. (Eerdmans, 2013).
- The Perfection of Freedom: Schiller, Schelling, and Hegel Between the Ancients and the Moderns. (Cascade Books, 2012).
- Being Holy In the World: Theology and Culture in the Thought of David L. Schindler. (Eerdmans, 2011). Co-edited with Nicholas J. Healy, Jr.
- 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 Press, 2004).
Select Articles and Book Chapters
- "What is Liberalism?" New Polity Magazine (2020).
- “Challenging the Terms of Liberalism: On The Politics of Virtue.” Nova et Vetera 16.4 (2018): 1353-69.
- “Redeeming Work: On Techne as an Encounter between God, Man and the World,” in Enlightening the Mystery of Man: Gaudium et spes Fifty Years Later, ed. by Fr. Antonio Lopez (Humanum Academic Press, 2018), 256-74.
- "Taking Truth for Granted: A Reflection on the Significance of Tradition in Josef Pieper." Communio 44.4 (Winter 2017): 690-717.
- "Love and Beauty, the “Forgotten Transcendental,” in Thomas Aquinas." Communio 44.2 (Summer 2017): 334-356.
- "Perfect Difference: Gender and the Analogy of Being." Communio 43.2 (Summer 2016): 194-231.
- “'Unless You Become a Philosopher . . . ': On God, Being, and Reason’s Role in Faith." Communio 43.1 (Spring 2016): 83-103.
- "Work as Contemplation: On the Platonic Notion of Techne." Communio (Winter 2015): 594-617
- "The Crisis of Marriage as a Crisis of Meaning: On the Sterility of the Modern Will." Communio 41.2 (Summer 2014): 331-371.
- "Liberalism, Religious Freedom, and the Common Good: The Totalitarian Logic of Self-Limitation." Communio 40 (Summer/Fall 2013): 577-615.
- “The Truth of Being and the Being of Truth: A Response to Jean-Luc Marion on the Catholicity of the University.” Communio 40 (Spring 2013): 77-99.
- "Analogia Naturae: What Does Inanimate Matter Contribute to the Meaning of Life?" Communio 38.4 (Winter 2011): 657-681.
- "Freedom Beyond Our Choosing: Augustine on the Will and Its Objects." Communio 29.4 (Winter 2002): 618-653.