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Jacques Catuldal Drexel Philosophy Faculty

Jacques Catudal, PhD

Associate Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
Department of English and Philosophy
Office: 5016 MacAlister Hall


  • PhD, Philosophy, Temple University
  • BA, Philosophy, State University of New York

Research Interests:

Ancient Philosophy, Aesthetics, Epistemology


Jacques Catudal, PhD, has taught at Drexel University since 1981 and was the recipient of the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1992. Among the courses he currently teaches are Ancient Philosophy, Modern Philosophy and Aesthetics. Catudal maintains three extensive multi-media web sites for the exclusive use of his students. From 1991 to 2001, he also taught courses in aesthetics and the philosophy of music at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music.

Catudal served as the Philosophy Program’s first Director, from 1987 to 1991, from 1993 to 1997, and again from 2007 to 2010. He served briefly as Department Head (2003), before being appointed Vice Provost for Academic Affairs (2003-2005). Prior to serving as Vice Provost, he served as an executive officer of Drexel’s Faculty Senate (2000-2002). For his “consistent and outstanding service to Drexel University,” he was presented with the Provost’s Award in June 2005.

Catudal is the co-editor (with Joseph Margolis) of "The Quarrel Between Invariance and Flux: A Guide for Philosophers and Other Players" (Penn State Press, 2001). His articles have appeared in several journals and anthologies, the former including Ethics and Information Technology, Journal of Human Computer Interaction and Educational Philosophy and Theory. His research interests in the last five years have focused on the cultural, social and military aspects of philosophizing in presocratic and classical Greece.