Loyola University Maryland

Philosophy Department

Drew Leder

Professor of Philosophy

Office: HU 050o

Education and Experience

  • B.A. – Yale University (Psychology/Philosophy), 1976
  • Ph.D. - Philosophy,  State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1987.
  • M.D. -Yale University School of Medicine, 1986.

Areas of Specialization

  • Cross-cultural Spirituality
  • Philosophy of the Body
  • Philosophy of Medicine
  • Asian Philosophy
  • Continental Philosophy

Recent Courses Taught

  • PL 216 Asian Thought (Philosophies of Hinduism and Buddhism)
  • PL 201 Foundations of Philosophy
  • HN 280 Honors - Modern World
  • PL 398 Philosophy of Film
  • PL 354 East Asian Philosophy (Taoism)
  • PL 314 Environmental Ethics
  • PL 324 Philosophy of Service (I have a special interest in service-learning teaching)

Selected Publications

  • Sparks of the Divine: Finding Inspiration in Our Everyday World, Sorin Books/Ave Maria Press, 2004.
  • The Soul Knows No Bars: Inmates Reflect on Life, Death and Hope (with inmate co-authors, foreword by Cornel West) Rowman and Littlefield, 2000, paperback, 2001.
  • Games for the Soul: 40 Playful Ways to Find Fun and Fulfillment in a Stressful World, Hyperion, 1998. Translated into Chinese, forthcoming in Korean.
  • Spiritual Passages: Embracing Life's Sacred Journey, Tarcher/Putnam, 1997.
  • The Body in Medical Thought and Practice, editor, Kluwer Academic Press, 1992.
  • The Absent Body, University of Chicago Press, 1990.
Graham McAleer

Graham McAleer, Ph.D.

Known for his striped socks and Scottish accent, this professor has an undeniable gift for making students passionate about philosophy