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Brian Treanor

Professor of Philosophy


Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts



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Brian Treanor is Charles S. Casassa Chair and Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University. He holds affiliate appointments in Environmental Studies and Irish Studies. His interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship explore a wide variety of areas, with particular emphasis on environmental philosophy, ethics, and philosophy of religion. He is the author or editor of ten books and scores of articles and book chapters. He is also the founding co-editor of Fordham University Press' Groundworks: Ecological Issues in Philosophy and Theology.


Boston College

Ph.D., Philosophy

California State University, Long Beach

M.A., Philosophy

University of California, Los Angeles

B.A., Political Science

Areas of Expertise

Environmental EthicsEnvironmental PhilosophyHermeneutics20th Century Continental PhilosophyEthicsVirtue EthicsPhilosophy of ReligionPhilosophy and Literature


  • Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy
  • Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition
  • International Association for Environmental Philosophy
  • International Association for Environmental Ethics
  • International Network for Philosophy of Religion
  • Society for Continental Philosophy and Theology
  • Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle
  • American Philosophical Association