Robert E. Lauder

Ph.D., Philosophy, Marquette, 1968M.A., Philosophy, Catholic University, 1965B.A., Theology, Catholic University, 1960B.A., Philosophy, Catholic University, 1956


Philosophy and literature
Philosophy and film

Robert E. Lauder, a Brooklyn Diocesan priest, has been a member of the Philosophy Department since 1985.  Father Lauder has written a weekly column for the Catholic Press popularizing philosophy for almost 40 years.  This column has been published regularly in the newspapers The Long Island Catholic and The Brooklyn Tablet.  Father Lauder has had approximately 10 essays published in the Sunday Arts and Leisure section of The New York Times, and is now a regular contributor to the Culture section of the Jesuit weekly, America.  He has an international reputation as a film critic and has published widely on philosophy and film.  Father Lauder’s philosophy might be described as a Thomistic Personalism.

“Movies and Morals:  The Case of Citizen Kane,” essay from Seeking Goodness and Beauty:  The Use of the Arts in Theological Ethics.  Edited by Patricia Lamoureux and Kevin J. O’Neil (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2005).

Magnetized by God:  Religious Encounters Through Film, Theater, Literature and Painting (Resurrection Press, 2004).

Walker Percy: Prophetic, Existentialist Catholic Storyteller (Peter Long, 1996).

God, Death, Art and Love:  the Philosophical Vision of Ingmar Bergman (Paulist Press, 1987).