Professor Paul Livingston
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy

Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085-1699


Office Location: SAC 170
Phone / Voice mail: (610) 519-4714

Curriculum Vitae (updated July 2008)

I work on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, and phenomenology from a historical perspective, focusing on the history of twentieth-century philosophy, analytic and continental.  I also have interests in the philosophy of science and have published on Husserl, Heidegger, and Wittgenstein.  I have published two books:  Philosophical History and the Problem of Consciousness from Cambridge University Press and Philosophy and the Vision of Language from Routledge.  I am currently at Villanova University, but will be moving to the University of New Mexico in January, 2009.

Below are some links to current and recent papers. 


Current Semester Courses:

Philosophy 5000-002 Language: The House of Being

Philosophy 8720-001 Wittgenstein


      Office Hours:

      Monday and Wednesday, 2-3 PM


Some Older Published Papers:

Russellian and Wittgensteinian Atomism

Experience and Structure: Philosophical History and the Problem of Consciousness

Husserl and Schlick on the Logical Form of Experience

Functionalism and Logical Analysis

Thinking and Being: Heidegger and Wittgenstein on Machination and Lived-Experience

'Meaning is Use' in the Tractatus

Review of Scott Soames: Philosophical Analysis in the Twentieth Century

Review of Alain Badiou: Being and Event


Some current papers (these papers are mostly DRAFT versions -- please do not cite without my permission!):

Agamben, Badiou, and Russell

The Breath of Sense: Language, Structure, and the Paradox of Origin

Wittgenstein and Parmenides

Political Animals: Derrida on Sovereignty and Animality