Jeanne A. Schuler, BA, PhD, Ph.D.
Jeanne A. Schuler, Ph.D., BA, PhD

Jeanne A. Schuler, Ph.D., BA, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences


  • history of modern and 19th-century philosophy
  • feminism
  • Hegel
  • critical theory

Academic Appointments


  • Philosophy


  • Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Aesthetics
  • Bioethics
  • Ethics
  • God and Persons: Philosophical Reflections
  • History of 19th Century Philosophy
  • History of Modern Philosophy
  • Legal Philosophy
  • Literature, Philosophy, and Economics
  • Philosophy of Feminism
  • Race in America: Idea and Reality
  • Senior Seminar for Majors


Dr. Jeanne Schuler was born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Chicago and in Maywood, Illinois.  She is married to Dr. Patrick Murray, Department of Philosophy, Creighton University.  They have three adult children.

Publications and Presentations


  • Schuler, Jeanne Love of the Person, America, 209, 21-24, 2013
  • “Disappearing Act: The Trick Philosophy of Woody Allen” (with Patrick Murray) in The Blackwell Companion to Woody Allen, ed. by Peter Bailey and Sam Girgus., Blackwell Publishing, 2012
  • “‘A Kind of Piety toward Experience’: Hope in Nuclear Times” (with Jeanne Schuler), in Faith, Resistance and the Future: Daniel Berrigan’s Challenge to Catholic Social Thought, a book of essays on Fr. Daniel Berrigan, S. J., edited by James Marsh and Anna Brown (St. Peter’s College)., Fordham University Press, 2012
  • “Karl Marx and the Critique of Bourgeois Philosophy” (with Patrick Murray), Modern Schoolman, Volume LXXXV , 163-80, 2008
  • “Rebel without a Cause: Stanley Kubrick and the Banality of the Good” (with Jeanne Schuler), in The Philosophy of Stanley Kubrick, edited by Jerold J. Abrams (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2007),, 133-48, 2007
  • Schuler, Jeanne A., Murray, P. Marx, subjectivism, and modern moral philosophy, Modern Schoolman, 83, 173-196, 2006


  • “Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Deadly Modern Form of Reason” presented at the Radical Philosophy Association Biennial Meeting, Stony Brook University, New York (Due to a family emergency, the paper was presented by Patrick Murray.), 2014
  • “Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Deadly Modern Form of Reason” presented at the European Studies Conference held at UNO., 2014
  • At the Historical Materialism Conference held at the University of London, London, UK, November 7-11, Patrick Murray and I delivered our paper “Five Common Conceptual Mistakes about Value and Capital.”, 2013
  • I presented the paper “Postmortem: Horkheimer and Hegel on the Enlightenment” as a part of the panel Culture and Technology at the European Studies Conference held at University of Nebraska at Omaha., 2013
  • Led the discussion of the film Forgiveness in the Kenefick series., 2013
  • Participated on the panel on the future of the human person, Undergraduate Conference., 2013
  • “Reclaiming the Concepts of Value and Capital” (with Patrick Murray), 10th Biennial Radical Philosophy Association Conference, Canisius College, Buffalo, NY, October 11-14, 2012., 2012
  • “Recovering Subjectivity: Kierkegaard on Becoming an Individual,” for the panel “The Individual” organized by Richard White, 37th Annual European Studies Conference, University of Nebraska at Omaha., 2012
  • “Toward a Marxian Discourse on Crisis” (with Patrick Murray), 22nd Annual Working Conference of the International Symposium on Marxian Theory, Creighton University, August 6-10, 2012., 2012
  • “Beyond the Dogmas of Philosophy: Hegel’s Critique of Locke,” The Inaugural Conference for Kant, Fichte, and the Legacy of German Idealism, University of Nebraska at Omaha, April 13-14, 2012., 2012
  • “Capital, the Truth of Utility” (with Jeanne Schuler), presented at the Eighth Annual Historical Materialism Conference, University of London, November 10-13, 2011., 2011
  • “Recovering Mortality: Heidegger on the Wisdom of Creatures” for the panel “Philosophy: On Death,” organized by Richard White, 36th Annual European Studies Conference, University of Nebraska at Omaha., 2011
  • “Healing Violent Abstraction with Just Enough Phenomenology” (with Patrick Murray), at a plenary session of the 2011 Historical Materialism New York City Conference), at the New School for Social Research, New York City, May 6-8, 2011., 2011
  • Discussant (with Patrick Murray) on the panel “Hegel and the future of social theory,” organized by Sara Farris (University of Konstanz, Germany) at the 2011 Historical Materialism New York City Conference, at the New School for Social Research, New York City, May 6-8, 2011., 2011
  • “Capital or the Truth of Utility” (with Patrick Murray), 37th Conference on Value Inquiry, Creighton University, April 14-16, 2011., 2011

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Hegel, Marx, modern philosophy, critical theory

Current Research Projects

  • Hegel's critiques of earlier modern philosophers; Hegel and Spinoza; "False Moves: Basic Problems with Philosophy," a book in progress with Patrick Murray

Awards and Honors

  • Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa at St. Louis University, 1973
  • Ignatius Award, Deglman Center for Ignatian Spirituality, 1993