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Jacob Martin Rump, MA, PhD

Associate Professor


College of Arts and Sciences
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DHHC - Dowling Hall/Humanities Center - 113

Jacob Martin Rump, MA, PhD

Associate Professor

Teaching Interests

  • Theory of Meaning, Epistemology, 19th-20th C. European Philosophy (esp. Phenomenology), Wittgenstein, History of Philosophy,

Research Focus

Theory of Meaning, Epistemology, 19th-20th C. European Philosophy, History of Philosophy (incl. History of Analytic), Wittgenstein, Ethics, Philosophy of History, Philosophy and Literature 




Associate Professor


  • Making Sense: Phenomenological Investigations of the Depth of Meaning (book manuscript in preparation; proposal currently under review) 2019


  • Routledge
    Reflection and Reduction beyond the Analytic-Continental Divide (invited chapter for The Husserlian Mind)
    The Husserlian Mind 2020
  • Synthesis
    The Routledge Handbook of Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy, Ed. De Santis, Hopkins, and Majolino (New York: Routledge) , p. 376-88. 2020
  • “From Word to Flesh: Embodied Racism and the New Politics”
    Journal of Religion and Society) 2020
  • 'Husserlian Phenomenology, Rule-following, and Primitive Normativity
    Language and Phenomenology, Ed. C. Engelland. New York: Routledge 2020
  • Three Pines Press (University of Hawaii)
    ;Not How the World is, but That It Exists: Wittgenstein on the Mystical and the Meaningful
    Mysticism and Meaning: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, p. 177-98 2019
  • Continental Philosophy Review
    "Making Sense of the Lived Body and the Lived World: Meaning and Presence in Husserl, Derrida and Noe"
    51 (2), p. 141-67 2018
  • Metodo: international Studies in Phenomenology and Philosophy
    "Meaning, Experience, and the Modern Self: The Phenomenology of Spontaneous Sense in Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway"
    6 (1), p. 317-55 2018
  • Humana.Mente
    “On the Use and Abuse of Teleology for Life: Intentionality, Naturalism, and Meaning Rationalism in Husserl and Millikan”  
    34, p. 41-75 2018
  • Midwest Studies in Philosophy
    "The Epistemic Import of Affectivity: A Husserlian Account"
    Vol. 41: Phenomenology of Affective Life, p. 82-104 2017
  • Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal
    "Phenomenology, Historical Significance, and the Limits of Representation: Perspectives on Carr's Experience and History"
    37 (2), p. 401-26 2016
  • Danish Yearbook of Philosophy
    "History as Soil and Sediment: Geological Tropes of Historicity in Heidegger, Husserl, and Merleau-Ponty"
    Vol. 48-49, p. 139-52 2016
  • Springer
    "Kant, Husserl, and the Case for Non-conceptual Content"
    Husserl and Classical German Philosophy (edited volume), p. 293-308 2014
  • Research in Phenomenology
    "Knowledge, Temporality, and the Movement of History" (review article on Soren Olesen's Transcendental History)
    44 (3), p. 441-52 2014
  • Sartre Studies International
    "Lévi-Strauss, Barthes, and the 'Structuralist Activity' of Sartre's Dialectical Reason"
    17 (2), p. 1-15 2011


  • Walter de Gruyter
    Co-translation (from German) of Theodor Elsenhans' "Phenomenology, Psychology, Epistemology" (Kant Studien review essay on Husserl's Ideas I ), with Andrea Staiti and Evan Clarke
    Sources of Husserl's Ideas I (Ed. Staiti and Clarke) 2018
  • Phenomenology and Mind
    Translation (from French) of Valerie Kokoszka's "Phenomenological Habitus and Social Creativity"
    Vol. 6: Mind, Habits, and Social Reality 2014
  • Contributions of the Ludwig Wittgenstein Society
    "The Transcendental 'Foundation' of Meaning in Experience: A Reading of Wittgenstein's On Certainty"
    Vol. XIX: Epistemology: Contexts, Values, Disagreement. Ed. C. Jaeger and W. Loeffler. 2011
  • Journal of Nietzsche Studies
    Translation (from German) of Nicolai Nicodemo's "Volker Gerhardt: Friedrich Nietzsche" (review essay)
    Issue 42 2011

Editing and Reviews

  • Husserl Studies
    Review of Heinamaa, Hartimo, and Miettinen (eds), Phenomenology and the Transcendental (Routledge 2014)
    32 (3) 2016
  • Continental Philosophy Review
    Review of Steven Crowell, Normativity and Phenomenology in Husserl and Heidegger (Cambridge 2013)
    47 (3-4) 2014
  • Journal of the History of Philosophy
    Review of Frank Ankersmit, Meaning, Truth, and Reference in Historical Representation (Cornell 2012)
    51 (4) 2013


  • "Experience, Judgment, and the Limits of Language: Sense and Significance in Husserl's Transcendental Logic" Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (mainprogram), Denver, Colorado 2019
  • "From Linguistic Analysis to Life-Projects: Husserl's Account of Meaning as "Bridge" for the Analytic-Continental Divide," The Husserl Circle, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico 2018
  • "Beyond the 'Logical Productions of Sense': Embodiment, Understanding, and Teleology" Workshop in Phenomenological Philosophy, University of California Merced 2018
  • "Embodiment, Experience, and the (Lived) Space of Meaning: Some Reflections from Phenomenology and Enactivist Philosophy of Mind" You Are Here: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Space, Place, and Embodiment, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska 2018
  • "From Linguistic Analysis to Life-Projects: Husserl's Account of Meaning as "Bridge" for the Analytic-Continental Divide," Philosophy Department Papers in Progress Presentation, Creighton University 2018
  • "Husserl on Affectivity, Motivation, and Meaning," Workshop in Phenomenological Philosophy, Fordham University, New York, New York 2017
  • "Motivations Beyond Words: Affect Scripts and Embodied Meaning," philoSOPHIA: Society for Continental Feminism, 11th Annual Meeting: Affect and Social Justice, Boca Raton, Florida 2017