Adsett, Daniel

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Adsett, Daniel

Email Degree Doctor of Philosophy, Marquette University


  • Business Ethics
  • Introduction to Philosophy

Research Interests

  • History of Philosophy (especially Medieval)
  • Philosophy of Psychiatry
  • Ethics (especially Business Ethics)
  • Phenomenology and Existentialism

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  • “Faith without Dogmatism: Karl Jaspers’ Critique of Bultmann’s and Barth’s Dogmatic Theologies,” The Heythrop Journal, early view:
  • “Rational Communication in University Education: A Jaspersian Theory.” In Problematizing the Profession of Teaching from an Existential Perspective. Edited by Aaron Zimmerman, 129-148. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2022.
  • Doctor of Philosophy Marquette University, Dissertation Title: The Status of Irrationality: Karl Jaspers’ Response to Davidson and Searle
  • Master of Arts Memorial University, Philosophy,  Thesis Title: Equivocal Transcendence: Situating Heidegger’s Ontology within a Medieval Schema
  • Bachelor of Arts St. Thomas University, Double Honors in History and Philosophy Thesis Title: Interrupting the Secret: Jacques Derrida’s Deconstruction of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite’s Negative Theology


Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • “Milbank and Heidegger on the Possibility of a Secular Analogy of Being,” International Philosophical Quarterly 59, no. 2 (2019): 155-173.


  • “Ambiguity and Nihilism: Comments on Nassir Ghaemi’s On Depression” Existenz 11.2 (2016): 13-17.
  • “Meaning and Diagnosis: Are Mental Illnesses Genuinely Mental?” Existenz 10.2 (2015): 47-52.

Book Reviews

  • Gert-Jan van der Heiden, Ontology after Ontotheology: Plurality, Event, and Contingency in Contemporary Philosophy. Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 2014. Reviewed for the Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy, 14 January 2016. Read here
  • Mary-Jane Rubenstein, Worlds Without End: The Many Lives of the Multiverse. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015. Reviewed in Analecta Hermeneutica 7 (2015). Read here
  • George Pattison, Heidegger on Death: A Critical Theological Essay. Berlington: Ashgate, 2013. Reviewed in Analecta Hermeneutica 5, 2015. Read here
  • Scott Campbell, The Early Heidegger’s Philosophy of Life: Facticity, Being, and Language. New York: Fordham University Press, 2012. Reviewed in Analecta Hermeneutica 5, 2013. Read here

Contemporary European Philosophy, especially Phenomenology and Existentialism