James E. Faulconer is an American philosopher, a former Richard L. Evans Professor of Philosophy at Brigham Young University, the former director of BYU’s London Centre, a Fellow at the Wheatley Institution (and its former associate director), and a Senior Research Fellow at the Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. He previously served as the dean of Undergraduate Education and the chair of the Philosophy Department at BYU.
He received his B.A. in English from BYU. He then received master’s and Ph.D. degrees in philosophy from Pennsylvania State University. His area of interest in philosophy is contemporary European philosophy, particularly the work of Martin Heidegger and late 20th- and early 21st-century French thinkers, particularly as that work bears on religious experience. Faulconer was the founding editor of Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy.