Mark Shiffman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy


Mark Shiffman is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Program Director for Pre-theology at Saint Patrick’s Seminary and is the founding Director of the Institute for Philosophy, Technology, and Politics. His scholarly work spans the fields of ancient philosophy, political theory, and the Catholic tradition. He earned his PhD from the University of Chicago with a dissertation on the meaning of contemplation in Plato and Aristotle and has published extensively on Plutarch. His writings have appeared in Communio, Commonweal, First Things, Public Discourse, and New Polity.

Selected Publications

Aristotle’s De Anima (translation with notes and introduction), Hackett, 2010

“The Other Seamless Garment: Laudato Si’ on the Human Relationship to Created Nature,” in Care for the World: Laudato Si’ and Catholic Social Thought in an Era of Climate Crisis, Cambridge University Press, 2019

What Is Ideology? Wiseblood Books, 2023



Ph.D. Committee on Social Thought
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, December 2002

M.A. Committee on Social Thought
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, June 1995

B.A. St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD, May 1990