Katharine Loevy

Katharine Loevy, PhD

Associate Professor
Drake House 107 (Forest Grove)
Areas I Teach 


PhD, Philosophy, Vanderbilt University
MA, Religion, Vanderbilt University
MA, Art History, Vanderbilt University
BA, Grinnell College


“Literary Resistance to the Philosophy of Slavery in Medieval Islam: The Ikhwan as-Safa’ and al-Farabi,” Philosophy and Literature, Vol. 44, No. 2 (October 2020): pp. 237-254.

“The Ikhwan al-Safa’’s Animal Accusers: An Islamic Debate on Animal Slavery,” Environmental Philosophy: The Journal of the International Association for Environmental Philosophy, Vol. 16, No. 2 (fall 2019): 319-338.

“Homo Homini Lupus: Levinas and the Animal Within,” in Face-to-Face with Animals: Levinas and the Animal Question, eds. Peter Atterton and Tamra Wright (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2019), pp. 167-183.

“The Poetics of the Body in Islamic Mysticism,” Philosophy East and West, Vol. 68, No. 1 (January 2018): 161-173.

“The Fear of the Dog: Levinas’s Animal Images,” Philosophy Today, Vol. 61, No. 1 (March 2017): 155-173.

“Al-Farabi’s Images,” Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy, Vol. 21, No. 1 (fall 2016): 67-84.

“Animal Compassion: What the Jatakas Teach Levinas About Giving ‘The Bread from One’s Own Mouth,’” in Asian Perspectives on Animal Ethics: Rethinking the Non-Human, eds. Neil Dalal and Chloë Taylor (New York: Routledge, 2014), pp. 56-72.

“Levinas and the Binding of Isaac,” Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy, Vol. 16, No. 2 (spring 2012): 407-423.

“Confronting Natural Death in Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit,” PhaenEx: Revue de théorie et culture existentialistes et phénoménologiques/Journal of Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, Vol. 5, No. 1 (spring/summer 2010): 59-91.




Katharine Loevy

Loevy teaches courses in the history of philosophy, the philosophy of art, the philosophy of religion, and Asian and Islamic philosophy in Pacific’s College of Arts & Sciences.