Sebastian Luft, Ph.D.
Department of Philosophy



Office Hours:

No regular office hours during sabbatical year.  Contact me by email.

Note that the Philosophy Department is now housed in Marquette Hall, 4th floor.


Fall Term 2018:

For the fall, I am scheduled to teach the new Phil 1001, Foundations in Philosophy, 2 sections. 

Academic Year 2017/18:

During the AY 17/18, I will be on sabbatical, which I will be spending away from my office.  I can be reached via email, however.  If you would like to leave me a voice message, call my office number (414-288-5960) and leave a message; a recording of it will be sent to my email.


Note to Current and Future Graduate Students:

My teaching interests on the graduate level in the next years will revolve around classical German philosophy, phenomenology, and the philosophy of culture.  Based on student interests, I am happy to lead discussion and reading groups on a certain topic or text (in the past, I have facilitated reading groups on Husserl's Ideas I and Gadamer's Truth and Method).

I have directed and am currently directing dissertations on Husserl, Kant, Hegel, systematic issues in phenomenology (such as personhood and autism) and philosophy of mind and their relations.

Tips on how to address your professor.

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General Information About My Classes (for Undergraduate Students):

Please consult the Grading Guide that I will apply to all written work. 

And here are the Guidelines that should help you with composing papers and writing in general.

Click here to view some typical mistakes that should be avoided when composing written work.

Here are two interesting books on philosophical writing that you are advised to consult:

-  A.P. Martinich,  Philosophical Writing.  An Introduction.  Malden/Oxford:  Blackwell, 2005.

- L. Vaughn, Writing Philosophy.  A Student's Guide to Writing Philosophical Essays.  New York/Oxford:  Oxford U Press, 2006.