Dr. Vincent Wargo

Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Coordinator of Liberal Studies Program

Email: vwargo@sf.edu

Professional Education

  • BS & BA Chemistry and Philosophy St. Mary’s College of California, Moraga CA
  • MA Philosophy Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Berkeley CA
  • PhD. & 2nd Licentiate Philosophy Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Belgium

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2003-2004: KU Leuven Graduate Fellowship
  • 2001-2002: Flemish Community Scholarship Recipient
  • 2000-2001: Van DeWiele Foundation Scholarship Recipient

Professional Memberships (not all current)

  • American Philosophical Association
  • American Catholic Philosophical Association
  • Midwest Medieval Society
  • Society of Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy
  • Society of Practical Ethics
  • Phi Sigma Tau


  • “Facticity and Factical Life in Heidegger’s Early Philosophy,” pending review
  • “Tradition and Festivity: Josef Pieper and Post-modern philosophy,” in Philosophy, Culture, and Traditions, edited by William Sweet. South Bend: Notre Dame University Press, 2013.
  • “Merleau-Ponty and Sacramental Gesture,” in Faith and Philosophy forthcoming July 2013
  • “Reading against the Grain: Stein’s Confrontation with Heidegger as an Encounter with Hermeneutical Phenomenology,” Journal for the British Society of Phenomenology, (Vol. 42, no. 2) May 2011
  • “Josef Pieper on the Nature of Philosophy and the Philosophical Act”, the Modern Schoolman, (Vol. LXXX) January 2003


  • “Tradition and Festivity: Josef Pieper and Post-modern philosophy” Religious Wisdom and Perennial Philosophy: East and West Symposium University of Waterloo / Wifrid Laurier University, May 2012
  • Graham Greene’s Creative (In)Fidelity: 5th Annual Celebration of the Work and Life of Graham Greene at North Dakota State University, November 2011
  • “Merleau-Ponty and Sacramental Gesture” 36th Annual Meeting of the International Merleau-Ponty Circle at Concordia College Moorhead MN. September 2011
  • “What in the World is Phenomenology?” Presentation to the “Philosophy for All” group of Fargo-Moorhead at the Great Plains Art Museum August 2010
  • “Reading against the Grain: Stein’s Confrontation with Heidegger as an Encounter with Hermeneutical Phenomenology” at the Annual Conference on Christian Philosophy, Franciscan University of Steubenville, April 2010
  • “Aquinas and the Notion of Speculative Philosophy” at the Midwest Medieval Society Conference, North Dakota State University, November 2008.
  • “Heidegger: On Facticity and Befindlichkeit”, a presentation before the students and faculty of St. Mary’s College of California, April 2000


  • Modern European philosophy
  • Phenomenology
  • Philosophy of religion

Community Service

  • Moderator at the annual Red River valley Undergraduate Philosophy Conference.
  • Leader of the Aquinas Reading Group at the Minnesota State University Moorhead Newman Center (2008-2010)
  • Boy Scouts, Den Leader, (2010-2012)

Curriculum Vitae

View Vincent Wargo’s curriculum vitae.