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Paul Gyllenhammer

Associate Professor
B.A., Philosophy, SUNY at Plattsburgh, 1989
M.A., Philosophy, Villanova University, 1992
Ph.D., Philosophy, Marquette University, 2000

Paul Gyllenhammer has been a member of the St. John’s University community since 2003. He has an active research interest in the areas of phenomenology and virtue ethics. He has published articles on Sartre’s ethics and notion of shame, the question of tolerance in Heidegger, the topic of normality in Husserl and Foucault, and Ricoeur’s theory of narrative. He helped to establish PhaenEx: Journal of Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, and served as Chair of the Editorial Board from 2007-2009. He is currently the Managing Editor of the journal.  

Areas of Interest

  • Phenomenology, Existentialism, Hermeneutics
  • Virtue Ethics
  • Ancient Greek Philosophy and German Idealism