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


Last date to add an undergraduate class
September 3, 2014, 4:30 pm
“Le démantèlement/The Auction”
September 15, 2014, 5:00 pm
Graduate Open House at Hoover Library
September 17, 2014, 6:00 pm
AAUP Meeting at Hill Hall
September 18, 2014, 11:30 am
2014 Grandparents Conference
September 20, 2014, 8:30 am
January Term undergraduate registration
September 22, 2014, 12:00 am
Families Weekend
September 26, 2014, 12:00 am