Dr. Vera Jakoby

Associate Professor, Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Undergraduate studies at the Johannes Gutenberg Universität  Mainz, Germany
  • Graduate Studies at the Freie Universität  Berlin, Germany
  • Ph.D. in Philosophy, Protestant Theology and German Studies, Freie Universität  Berlin, Germany

Teaching & Research interests include: 19th and 20th Century Continental philosophy; Cultural Studies and Post-Colonial Studies.

Publications on Martin Heidegger, Friedrich Nietzsche and Johann Gottfried Herder. Reesearch project on interpretations of paradise in European and North American cultures.

Courses taught:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Intro to Philosophy
  • Philosophy from Ancient Times to the Renaissance
  • Philosophy from the Renaissance to Contemporary Times
  • Philosophy around the World
  • Environmental Philosophy
  • Visions of Paradise
  • Philosophy and Film
  • Close Encounters - Merging Worlds, FYS
  • Friendship, Love and Marriage
  • Magic, Mystic and Philosophy
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
  • American Indian Philosophy
  • Alcohol: Spirits, Muses, Demons, SIS
  • Death & Dying. SIS


McDaniel Free Press Weekly Meeting
October 22, 2014, 8:30 pm
October 25, 2014, 12:00 am
Holloway Lecture at McDaniel Lounge
October 28, 2014, 7:30 pm
Graduate Open House at Hoover Library
October 30, 2014, 5:30 pm
Terror Trot & Block and Roll at Gill Center
November 1, 2014, 12:00 am
Spring Undergraduate Registration
November 3, 2014, 12:00 am
Fall Open House at WMC Alumni Hall
November 9, 2014, 11:00 am