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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

O'Connor to Deliver Mary Olive Woods Lecture Sept. 20 | Western Illinois University News

Timothy O'Connor, professor of philosophy and a member of the Cognitive Sciences Program at Indiana University, will present the 32nd Annual Mary Olive Woods Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 in the University Union Heritage Room. His lecture is titled "Can it be Reasonable and Moral to Believe in One True Religion?" 

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O'Connor received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Cornell University in 1992, after receiving his master's and bachelor's degrees in philosophy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has held visiting research fellowships at the Universities of Notre Dame, St. Andrews and Oxford, and has given 175 academic lectures in 23 countries.
His main areas of scholarship are metaphysics, philosophy of mind and philosophy of religion. O'Connor is the author of two monographs (books), "Persons and Causes: The Metaphysics of Free Will" (Oxford, 2000) and "Theism and Ultimate Explanation" (Blackwell, 2008). He has published over 75 scholarly articles and edited seven books, including three inter-disciplinary explorations of "emergent" or "top-down" forms of explanation in the sciences and their implications for our understanding of human persons...


He is currently writing a textbook in the philosophy of religion and a book for a broader audience, called "Thinking About Faith: Philosophy, Science, and Christian Belief."
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Source: Western Illinois University News