Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center


The Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, founded in 1980, is an embodied expression of the phenomenological orientation of Duquesne University, especially found in the graduate programs in Philosophy and Psychology.

The goal of the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center is to promote and facilitate original phenomenological research, and thereby add to the corpus of literature in all disciplines, especially in continental philosophy, psychology as a human science, the philosophy and ethics of communication and rhetoric, and theology.

Located on the first floor of Duquesne's Gumberg Library, the Phenomenology Center's Collections form part of the Library's special collections. The Center acquires materials in all fields, wherever a phenomenological approach is used or criticized. These holdings include purchased and donated works in phenomenological philosophy and psychology, as well as geography, music, ophthalmology, pedagogy, law, nursing, psychology, theology, and communications. The Center also holds the entire personal libraries of Erwin Straus, Stephan Strasser, Aron Gurwitsch, Amedeo Giorgi, and Adriaan Peperzak, as well as books from the collections of Jan Bouman, Charles Maes, Rolf von Eckartsberg, André Schuwer, O.F.M., and Edward L. Murray,

Hours of Operation: (Hours may have shifted due to the University's Covid protocols)

  • Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: CLOSED

Scheduled appointments may be made in advance outside of normal operating hours.

Portrait of Group of Students reading in Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center

New Books

We are constantly adding new books to our collection, please take a look at our most recent acquisitions. If you have any requests or suggestions to add to our collection, please let us know.

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