Tarek Dika

Tarek Dika


Assistant Professor


St. George,

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  • BA, University of Michigan
  • MA, Johns Hopkins University
  • PhD, Johns Hopkins University

Tarek Dika specializes in phenomenology, especially Heidegger and contemporary French phenomenology. He also specializes in early modern philosophy and science, especially Descartes. He has recently completed a book on Descartes’ method, and he is currently writing a book on Heidegger and the possibility of ontology.

In 2016–2021, he was an Assistant Professor in the Program of Liberal Studies and a Faculty Member in the Program in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Notre Dame, where he was also a Fellow in the Medieval Institute and a Concurrent Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy. In 2013–2016, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Michigan Society of Fellows. He currently serves on the comité de lecture of Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale.

Research Interests:

Early Modern Philosophy, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Science



Quiet Powers of the Possible: Interviews in Contemporary French Phenomenology, co- authored with W. Chris Hackett. Foreword by Richard Kearney. Fordham: Fordham University Press, 2016.

Selected Articles:

Heidegger’s Concept of ‘Sense’ in Being and Time.” Crossing: The INPR Journal 1 (1) 2020: 41–53.
The Origins of Cartesian Dualism.” Journal of the American Philosophical Association 6 (3) 2020: 335–352.
Descartes’ Method.” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Summer 2020).
Finitude, Phenomenology, and Theology in Heidegger’s Sein und Zeit.” Harvard Theological Review 110 (4) 2017: 476–494.