John P. Murray, BA, PhD

John P. Murray, BA, PhD

John P. Murray, BA, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences


  • Marx and Marxian theory, critical theory
  • philosophy and economics
  • the history of modern and 19th-century philosophy

Academic Appointments


  • Philosophy


  • Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Critical and Historical Introduction to Philosophy
  • Epistemology
  • Ethics
  • God and Persons: Philosophical Reflections
  • History of 19th-century Philosophy
  • History of Modern Philosophy
  • Honors Foundational Sequence III: The Modern World
  • Introduction to the Culture of Collegiate Life
  • Literature, Philosophy, and Economics: Critical Representations of Commercial Life
  • Marxism
  • Philosophy and Economics: Method and Horizon of Discourse
  • Philosophy of Religious Experience
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Science, Technology, and Values
  • Senior Seminar for Majors
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • The Culture of Money


Patrick Murray is professor of philosophy and the John C. Kenefick Faculty Chair in the Humanities at Creighton University.  He is author of Marx's Theory of Scientific Knowledge (1988) and editor of Reflections on Commercial Life (1997).  A collection of his essays on Marx, The Mismeasure of Wealth: Essays on Marx and Social Form, is in press from Brill in the book series of the journal Historical Materialism
Patrick Murray was born in Evanston, Illinois, and raised in Chicago, Illinois.  He is married to Dr. Jeanne Schuler, a member of the Department of Philosophy at Creighton University.  They have three adult children.

Publications and Presentations



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Editing and Reviews


Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • His research interests center on the relation between capitalism and modern philosophy and include the British empiricists, Hegel, Marx, and the Frankfurt School.

Current Research Projects

  • With Jeanne Schuler, he is completing a book of essays entitled False Moves in Philosophy; it is a study of the ways in which dualisms between the subjective and the objective breed skepticism. He is working on a book on Marxian social theory under the title "Capital’s Reach: How Capital Shapes and Subsumes. "

Grant Funding Received

  • Summer Grant from the Dean of the Graduate School, Creighton University, for work on Capital’s Reach: How Capital Shapes and Subsumes.