Robert Jacques

Robert Jacques


B.A., University of Notre Dame
M.A., Penn State University
Ph.D., Penn State University

Contact Information:

(570) 321-4206

Philosophy: Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Jacques graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a double major in finance economics and philosophy. Thereupon he pursued his interests in the philosophical foundations of economics at the University of California, Riverside where he studied Marxist economics, and at UC Berkeley where he studied neo-classical theory. Afterwards he transferred to the Philosophy Department at Penn State where he received his master's degree (thesis on John Dewey, published) and his Ph.D. (on Nietzsche). He also attended the University of Bonn on a Fulbright-administered DAAD Scholarship to further his studies in Nietzsche. His philosophical interests are broadly concerned with the history of philosophy, and specifically concentrated on the German and American philosophers of the 19th and 20th centuries. In January 2015, Dr. Jacques published "The Cat Who Loved Beethoven," a philosophical allegory in the form of a novel. He plays classical piano and loves the outdoors. "The Cat Who Loved Beethoven" is a story about a family who, in the dark days of December just before the solstice and the onset of the holidays, discovers where home is.  It is a happy and thought-provoking book for people of all ages.