Neal De Roo
Associate Professor of Philosophy/Andreas Center Fellow
Phone: (712) 722-6330
PhD Boston College (Philosophy, 2009)
MA Institute for Christian Studies (Philosophical Theology, 2005)
BA Calvin College (Philosophy, 2003)
Areas of Specialization
20th Century Continental (especially phenomenology and deconstruction), Philosophy of Religion, Reformational Philosophy
- reviewed in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
- subject of a book symposium at the Church and Postmodern Culture Blog
Other Recent Publications
"Phenomenological Insights into Oppression: Passive Synthesis and Personal Responsibility" Janus Head 13:2 , 81-99.
"John D. Caputo" in Fifty Theological Thinkers: From Modern to Postmodern, eds. Staale Johannes Kristiansen and Svein Rise (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2013), 735-744.
"Culture Regained: On the Impossibility and Meaninglessness of Culture in (some) Calvinist thought," Kuyper Center Review, volume 3 , 1-22. (With response by Albert M. Wolters)
"Phenomenology as Eschatological Materialism," Arc: The Journal of the Faculty of Religious Studies, McGill University 39 , 131-142.
"Revisiting the Zahavi - Brough/Sokolowski Debate," Husserl Studies 27: 1 , 1-12. (With responses by Dan Zahavi and John B. Brough)
"Derrida and the Future(s) of Phenomenology," Derrida Today 4:1 , 107-131.
"Re-Constituting Phenomenology: Continuity in Levinas' Accounts of Time and Ethics," Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review Vol.49 no. 2 , 223-243
CORE 200 Introduction to Christian Philosophy
PHIL 303 History of Philosophy: Modern Philosophy
PHIL 304 History of Philosophy: Contemporary Philosophy
PHIL 343 Postmodernism and Calvinism [Special Topics]
Current Research Interests
I am currently working on "reformational" philosophy (especially Dooyeweerd) and its relation to the Reformed strand of Christianity, as well as possible insights it could offer into contemporary issues in Continental philosophy of religion, especially a theology of the 'event' (Caputo) and the possibility of religious materialism.