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


“The Ikhwan al-Safa's Animal Accusers: An Islamic Debate on Animal Slavery,” Environmental Philosophy (fall 2019): pages forthcoming.

“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), pages forthcoming.

“The Poetics of the Body in Islamic Mysticism,” Philosophy East and West, Vol. 68, N. 1 (January 2018): 161-173.

“‘The Fear of the Dog’: Levinas’s Animal Images,” Philosophy Today, Vol. 61, N. 1 (March 2017): 155-173.

“Al-Farabi’s Images,” Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy, Vol. 21, N. 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, N. 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, N. 1 (spring/summer 2010): 59-91.



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