Andrew Kelley

Department Chair and Associate Professor

Bradley Hall 287
(309) 677-2445

Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Iowa
M.A., Philosophy, University of Warwick
B.A., Philosophy, Bowdoin College


Andrew Kelley came to Bradley in 1999. Every year he teaches courses on ethics, logic, Western civilization, and one of the semesters of the year-long “Proseminar.” He has been holding upper-level seminars on themes such as Kant’s first Critique, Spinoza’s Ethics, Levinas’s Totality and Infinity, Henri Bergson, and ontology. Previously, his publications had been in the areas of German Idealism (Kant, Maimon,) and peace studies. However, in more recent years, his publications and research interests have concern toward early 20th century French philosophy (Bergson, Brunschvicg, Wahl, Jankélévitch, and Gusdorf). Translation of philosophical texts (from German and French) is still at the center of his non-teaching activities.


  • PHL – 102  Logic
  • PHL – 202  Philosophy Proseminar II
  • PHL – 304  Renaissance and Modern Philosophy
  • PHL – 347  Ethics
  • PHL – 403  Bergson
  • CIV – 100   Western Civilization