Jules Simon

Professor of Philosophy
Director of Graduate Studies
Scientific Director of CSTEP

Ph.D., Temple University, 1994
Advanced Study, Universität Tübingen, Germany
B.A., Northwestern University, 1979



  • Art and Responsibility: A Phenomenology of the Diverging Paths of Rosenzweig and Heidegger (Bloomsbury, 2011).

Edited anthologies

  • Jules Simon (ed.), Philosophy from la Frontera: A Multicultural and Interdisciplinary Reader (Kings College Publications, forthcoming).
  • Carlos Sanchez and Jules Simon (eds.), The Thought and Social Engagement in the Mexican-American Philosophy of John H. Haddox: A Collection of Critical Appreciations (Edwin Mellen Press, 2010).
  • Jules Simon, Jennifer Geddes, and John Roth (eds.), The Double Binds of Ethics after the Holocaust: Salvaging the Fragments (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).

Recent articles

  • Jules Simon, Levinas's Intentionality: Through the Veil of a Muslim Woman, in I, We and the Other: Asymmetries of Moral Evaluation, edited by Ajay Verma (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
  • Jules Simon, Urban Desertification and a Phenomenology of Sustainability: The Case of El Paso, Texas, in Interdisciplinary Environmental Review (IER) 15.2/3 (2014): 160-182.
  • Jules Simon, From Hegel to Rosenzweig: From What is Rational ... and What is Actual, to What is Ethical" in Rosenzweig Jahrbuch/Yearbook 8/9. Verlag Karl Alber GmbH Freiburg/München (2014): 112-128.
  • Jules Simon, When the Scaffolding Falls Away: Edith Wyschogrod and Levinas's Ethical Metaphysics, Philosophy Today 4 (2011): 401-411.
  • Jules Simon, Tracing the Sacred, Tracing the Face: From Rosenzweig to Levinas, Levinas Studies: An Annual Review 6 (2011): 9-28.
  • Jules Simon and Josiah Simon, Hegel und der Staat, in Franz Rosenzweig - der Religionsphilosoph aus Kassel, edited by Wolfdietrich Schmied-Kowarzik (Suhrkamp Verlag, 2011): 31-37.
  • Jules Simon, What About The Children? Benjamin and Arendt on Education, Work, and the Political, in Teaching Global Community, edited by César Rosatto and Hermán Garciá (Information Age Publications, 2011).

Courses taught:

  • PHIL 3322-001: Philosophy of Religion
  • PHIL 4351-001: Great Philosophers (Levinas)
  • PHIL 4352-002: Problems in Philosophy Seminar (Phenomenology)
  • PHIL 4353-005: Independent Study
  • PHIL 5303-001: Philosophical Research and Writing
  • PHIL 5351-001: World Historical Figures (Levinas)
  • PHIL 5352-002: Basic Philosophical Issues (Phenomenology)
  • PHIL 5353-005: Independent Study
  • PHIL 5398-005: Thesis I
  • PHIL 5399-005: Thesis II

Areas of Specialization:
Continental philosophy, Phenomenology, German Idealism, Ethical Theory, Applied Ethics, Aesthetics, Jewish Philosophy

Department of Philosophy
College of Liberal Arts
University of Texas at El Paso
Worrell Hall 304
El Paso, TX 79968