Edward Tullius

Edward Tullius

Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Philosophy


Brief Biography

William Tullius received his PhD in philosophy from the New School for Social Research in 2012, where he defended his dissertation Groundwork to a Phenomenological Ethics in Edmund Husserl and Duns Scotus under the direction of James Dodd. Prior to that, he received his BA (2006) and MA (2008) in philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He has served as a visiting assistant professor for the University of Dallas, a lecturer in Philosophy at Gonzaga University and at Saint Vincent College, an online instructor for Ashford University and American Public University, and he was headmaster and assistant professor of Philosophy at The Carnegie Academy. Currently, his research focuses upon ethics and value theory, drawing heavily from the traditions of early 20th century phenomenology and personalism. He is currently authoring a book on the ethical philosophy of the personalist phenomenologist Edith Stein, which he hopes to complete during his stay in Cairo. 

    • “Person and Spirit: On the Ethical and Pedagogical Implications of Edith Stein’s Christian Personalism.” International Philosophical Quarterly 61 (2021): 61–76.
    • Person, Cosmos and Tradition: (Re-)Discovering the Irreducibility of the Human Person in the Philosophical Tradition with Karol Wojtyła and Eric Voegelin.” Philosophia 21 (2020): 497–509
    • “Time, Eternity, and the Transition from Phenomenology to Metaphysics in Edith Stein, Edmund Husserl, and Eric Voegelin.” The Review of Metaphysics 73 (2019): 255–283.
    • “Edith Stein and the Ethics of Renewal: Contributions to a Steinian Account of the Moral Task.” American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 93 (Fall 2019): 675–700.
    • “Editor’s Introduction.” Quaestiones Disputatae, Special Issue on Christian Personalism: Explications, Implications, and Provocations 9 (2019): 5–16.
    • “Renewal and Tradition: Phenomenology as ‘Faith Seeking Understanding’ in the Work of Edmund Husserl,” American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 89 (2015): 1–26.
    • Haecceitas as Value and as Moral Horizon: A Scotist Contribution to the Project of a Phenomenological Ethics,” American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 87 (2013): 459–480.
    • “Faith, Reason, and the Place of ‘Christian Philosophy’ in Edith Stein,” Quaestiones Disputatae 4 (2013): 8–21.
    • PhD Philosophy, New School for Social Research (2012)
    • MA Philosophy, Franciscan University of Steubenville (2008)
    • BA Philosophy, Franciscan University of Steubenville (2006)
Research Interest
  • Ethics
  • Phenomenology
  • Personalism
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Medieval Philosophy