Loyola University Maryland

Philosophy Department

Francis J. Cunningham

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Office: HU 050F

Education and Experience

  • B.S. Fairfield University (1966)
  • M.A., Ph.D. Fordham University (1968, 1974)
  • M.B.A. Loyola (1991)
  • Research Fellow, Associate Research Scientist, Biology Department, Johns Hopkins University (1978-80)

Administrative Duties

  • Department Chair (1973-78)
  • Director of January Term (1974-78)
  • Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs (1986-2000)
  • Acting Director, Center for the Humanities (2001-02; 2005-06)
  • Acting Director, Honors Program (2003-05)

Areas of Specialization

Plato, American Pragmatism, Process Philosophy, Bioethics

Recent Courses Taught

  • PL201 Foundations of Philosophy
  • PL202 Philosophical Perspectives: Project of Modernity
  • HN220 Honors: The Ancient World
  • HN260 Honors: Renaissance to Modern
  • HN280 Honors: The Modern World
  • NH300 Honors: Junior Seminar
  • PL311 Bioethics
  • PL366 Studies in Plato
  • PL 390 American Philosophy
  • PL 394 Process Philosophy

Selected Publications

  • "Altizer's Understanding of the Death of God," Philosophy Today, Vol. 13 No. 1/4 (Spring 1969), 48-59.
  • "Plat Archaic or Modern Man?", Thought, Vol. L, No. 199 (December 1976), 400-417.
  • "Mimesis: A Theory of Limited Scope for Plato," University of Portland Review, Vol. XXVIII, No. 1 (Spring 1976), 3-15.
  • "Writing Philosophy: Sequential Essays and Objective Tests," College Composition and Communication, Vol. XXXVI (May 1985), 166-172.
  • "The Particular Problems of Science for Humanists," in The Tradition in Modern Times: Graduate Liberal Studies Today, Charles B. Hands, ed. (New York: University Press of America, 1988), pp. 91-98.
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Known for his striped socks and Scottish accent, this professor has an undeniable gift for making students passionate about philosophy