Glenn Statile

Associate Professor
B.A., summa cum laude, Philosophy, Fordham University, 1990M. Phil., Philosophy, City University of New York Graduate Center, 1996Ph.D. Philosophy, City University of New York Graduate Center, 1998

Glenn Statile has been a member of the Philosophy Department since 1998.  Dr. Statile currently serves as the director of the Long Island Philosophical Society, which regularly hosts two conferences per year in the local area.  He has been a regular contributor to the Catholic Novel Lecture series held at the Pastoral Institute in Douglaston, Queens, for the last nine years, and has made several television appearances dealing with the history of Christian art.  He served as assistant director to Dr. Frank Brady for the 2004 U.S. Women’s Chess Championship, held at the Manhattan campus of St. John’s University.  His next book, a collection of essays slated to be published by Seaburn in 2010, is entitled Polymathic Investigations

Areas of Interest

  • History and philosophy of science
  • Science and religion
  • Aesthetics


Polymathic Investigations (Seaburn, 2010).

The Journey of Metaphysics. Edited by Arthur Gianelli, Kevin Kennedy, Glenn Statile (Pearson Publishing, 2004, 2006, 2008).

René Descartes:  The Power and Poverty of Method (Seaburn, 2007).

The Tests of Time: Readings in the Development of Physical Theory. Authored and edited by Lisa Dolling, Arthur Gianelli, Glenn Statile (Princeton University Press, 2003).


“The Majesty and Misery of String Theory,” Global Spiral, 2007.

“Meaning, Mystery and Marian Art,” in The Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly, Fall 2007. 

“The Cosmic and the Comic:  Einstein’s Scientific Spirituality,” in Proceedings for Metanexus Continuity and Change Conference, 2006.

“Libet’s Loophole:  The Fight For Free Will,” Global Spiral, 2006.

“Sociobiology and Social Justice,” in The Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly, Winter, 2006.

“Descartes’ Translation Problem,” International Philosophical Quarterly, June 2005.

“The Uncertainty Principle and the Problem of God,” in Reckoning with the Tradition(ACPA Proceedings, 2004).

“The Necessity of Analogy in Cartesian Science,” The Philosophical Forum, September 1999.