James E. Faulconer

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James E. Faulconer is an American philosopher, a Richard L. Evans Professor of Philosophy at Brigham Young University, The director of BYU's London Centre, a fellow and the associate director of the Wheatley Institution, and the former dean of Undergraduate Education and chair of the Philosophy Department at BYU.


Faulconer received his B.A. in English from BYU. He then received master's and Ph.D. degrees in philosophy from Pennsylvania State University. His area of interest in philosophy is contemporary European philosophy, particularly the work of Martin Heidegger and late 20th- and early 21st-century French thinkers. He was the founding editor of Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy.

Faulconer is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is also a member of the United States Democratic Party, where he has served as a district chairperson.



  • Introduction to Logic, with Dennis J. Packard. D. Van Nostrand, 1980. 417 pages.
  • Tools for Scripture Study. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1999. 156 pages.
  • Romans 1: Notes and Reflections. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1999. 142 pages.
  • Faith, Philosophy, Scripture. Provo, Utah: Maxwell Institute, 2010. 254 pages.
  • The Life of Holiness: Notes and Reflections on Romans 1, 5-8. Provo, UT: Maxwell Institute, 2012. 497 pages.
  • The Doctrine and Covenants Made Harder: Study Questions. Salem, OR: Salt Press, 2013, 285 pages.
  • The Old Testament Made (Even) Harder: Study Questions. Provo, UT: Maxwell Institute. In press.
  • The Book of Mormon Made Harder: Study Questions. Provo, UT: Maxwell Institute. In press.


  • Reconsidering Psychology: Perspectives from Contemporary Continental Philosophy. Ed. with R. N. Williams. Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press. 1990. 262 pages.
  • Appropriating Heidegger. Ed. with Mark W. Wrathall. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. 214 pages
  • Transcendence in Religion and Philosophy. Editor. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2003. 151 pages.
  • Common Ground -- Different Opinions: Latter-day Saints and Contemporary Issues.' Ed. with Justin White. Salt Lake City, UT: Kofford. In press.