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.
Homo Abyssus: The Drama of the Question of Being, by Ferdinand Ulrich (Washington,
D.C.: Humanum Academic Press, 2018). Translator and editor of the English
Love and the Postmodern Predicament: Rediscovering the Real in Beauty, Goodness, and
Truth. (Eugene, Or.: Cascade Books, 2018).
Freedom from Reality: The Diabolical Character of Modern Liberty (Notre Dame, Ind.:
University of Notre Dame Press, 2017).
A Robert Spaemann Reader: Philosophical Essays on Nature, God, and the Human Person
(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015). Co-edited with Jeanne Heffernan
- 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).
- "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.
- "Taking Truth for Granted: A Reflection on the Significance of Tradition in Josef Pieper." Communio: International Catholic Review 44.4 (Winter 2017)
- "Love and Beauty, the “Forgotten Transcendental,” in Thomas Aquinas." Communio: International Catholic Review 44.2 (Summer 2017)
- "Perfect Difference: Gender and the Analogy of Being." Communio: International Catholic Review 43.2 (Summer 2016)
“'Unless You Become a Philosopher . . . ': On God, Being, and Reason’s Role in Faith." Communio: International Catholic Review 43.1 (Spring 2016)