Regular Faculty

Fr. Justin Charles Gable, OP

Fr. Justin Gamble, OP

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Office Location: East 119
Phone: 510-883-7152
Office Hours: Mondays and Tuesdays, 10 am -12 pm
and by appointment


Fr. Justin Charles Gable, OP, PhD, is a friar of the Western Dominican Province and a newly ordained priest. He received his Doctorate in Philosophy from Fordham University in New York in 2007, and a Master of Divinity from the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in 2014. Since 2012 he has been Vice-President of the American Maritain Association, a philosophical society devoted to the study and promotion of the thought of Jacques Maritain, a 20th century student of St. Thomas Aquinas. At DSPT, Fr. Justin will be teaching a number of courses devoted to 20th century philosophy in the Thomistic and Continental traditions.


PhD, Philosophy, February 2007 Fordham University, New York; MA, Philosophy, February 2001, Fordham University, New York; BA, Philosophy, summa cum laude, May 1998, University of San Francisco 

Courses Taught:

Research Interests:

Fr. Justin’s research has focused most extensively on the possibility of the fruitful interchange of insights between the phenomenological tradition, particularly the work of Edmund Husserl and his students, and the tradition of realist metaphysics exemplified in Aristotle and St. Thomas Aquinas. His other interests include phenomenological approaches to intentionality, consciousness, and intersubjectivity. Fr. Justin hopes to show how phenomenology can elucidate important issues within cognitive science, epistemology, and the philosophy of mind. He also continues to work in the area of medieval philosophy, particularly the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas, Duns Scotus, and the Arabic commentators on Aristotle as these relate to metaphysics and epistemology.

Professional Memberships:

  • American Maritain Association, Vice President 2012—present
  • American Catholic Philosophical Association
  • American Philosophical Association
  • Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy

Selected Publications:

  • Dissertation: "Being and the Transcendental Reduction: The Possibility of Ontology in Edmund Husserl's Phenomenology"
  • Book Review: Metaphor and Continental Philosophy: From Kant to Derrida, by Clive Cazeaux, in Review of Metaphysics 63, no. 4: 911-13 

Other Publications and Events

Public Speaking Engagements and Talks