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"Classical Theism and the Nature of God"

November 12, 2018  7:00 P.M.  Vianney Hall Auditorium  RSVP HERE!  


Edward Feser, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California

Abstract: The classical theism of Augustine, Anselm, Aquinas and other great theologians of the past ascribes certain distinctive attributes to God, such as simplicity, immutability, and eternity.  These attributes have been controversial in more recent theology and philosophy of religion.  Yet they follow unavoidably from the very arguments that lead us to knowledge of God's existence.  In this talk I show why this is so, and respond to criticisms of classical theism raised by thinkers like Alvin Plantinga.

Edward Feser is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California.  He has been a Visiting Assistant Professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and a Visiting Scholar at the Social Philosophy and Policy Center at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.  He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of California at Santa Barbara, an M.A. in religion from the Claremont Graduate School, and a B.A. in philosophy and religious studies from the California State University at Fullerton.

Called by National Review “one of the best contemporary writers on philosophy,” Feser is the author of On Nozick, Philosophy of Mind, Locke, The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism, Aquinas, Scholastic Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction, Neo-Scholastic Essays, and Five Proofs of the Existence of God, the co-author of By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed: A Catholic Defense of Capital Punishment, and the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Hayek and Aristotle on Method and Metaphysics.  He is also the author of many academic articles.  His primary academic research interests are in metaphysics, natural theology, the philosophy of mind, and moral and political philosophy.

Feser also writes on politics and culture, from a conservative point of view; and on religion, from a traditional Roman Catholic perspective.  In this connection, his work has appeared in such publications as The American, The American Conservative, Catholic World Report, City Journal, The Claremont Review of Books, Crisis, First Things, Liberty, National Review, New Oxford Review, Public Discourse, Reason, and TCS Daily. 


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