October 5, 2011
A conversation with Thomas Sheehan, Stanford Professor of Religious Studies, about phenomenology.
Outro music: Radiohead, "Lotus Flower"
Sheehan is Professor of Religious Studies at Stanford and specializes
in contemporary European philosophy and its relation to religious
questions, with particular interests in Heidegger and Roman
Catholicism. Before coming to Stanford he taught at Loyola University
of Chicago since 1972. He received his B.A. from St. Patrick's College
and his Ph.D. from Fordham University. He has been the recipient of
many academic honors including: Ford Foundation Fellow (1983-85),
Resident Scholar at the American Academy in Rome (1983), National
Endowment for the Humanities (1980), Fritz Thyssen Foundation
(1979-80), and a Mellon Foundation Grant. His books include: Martin
Heidegger, Logic: The Question of Truth (trans., 2007); Becoming
Heidegger (2007); Edmund Husserl: Psychological and Transcendental
Phenomenology and the Encounter with Heidegger (1997); Karl Rahner: The
Philosophical Foundations (1987); The First Coming: How the Kingdom of
God Became Christianity (1986); and Heidegger, the Man and the Thinker
(1981). He has also written numerous articles, chapters, and essays.