Saint Xavier University Students

Philosophy and Religious Studies Faculty

Nan-Nan Lee

Associate Professor of Philosophy



Nan-Nan Lee joined the philosophy faculty at Saint Xavier in August 1988. In addition to her Ph.D. in philosophy, she has a MSW from Loyola University at Chicago, and is a LCSW practicing in the State of Illinois. Her research interests include critical theory of T. W. Adorno, psychoanalytic theories, contemporary social/political philosophy, and classical Chinese philosophy.


"Sublimated or castrated psychoanalysis? Adorno's critique of the revisionist psychoanalysis: An introduction to 'The Revisionist Psychoanalysis,"' Philosophy & Social Criticism 40, no. 3 (2014): 309-325.

Translation of Theodor Adorno's "Die revidierte Psychoanalyse," Philosophy & Social Criticism 40, no. 3 (2014): 326-338.

Professor Lee recently finished translating T. W. Adorno's 'Der Begriff des Unbewussten in der transzendentalen Seelenlehre' [The Concept of the Unconscious in the Transcendental Theory of the Psyche].