Edward C. Feser
April 16, 1968
|Known for||Neo-scholasticism, religious writings, traditionalist Catholicism, traditionalist conservatism|
|Television||Five Proofs (EWTN, 2018)|
|School||Analytical philosophy, Thomism, Neo-scholasticism, natural law, virtue ethics|
|Institutions||Loyola Marymount University, Pasadena City College|
|Metaphysics, ethics, natural theology, philosophy of mind, political philosophy|
Edward C. Feser (//; born April 16, 1968) is an American philosopher. He is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California.
Feser 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. His thesis is titled "Russell, Hayek, and the Mind-Body Problem". He also went to Crespi High School in California.
Feser is an associate professor of philosophy at Pasadena City College and has been a visiting assistant professor of philosophy at Loyola Marymount University and a visiting scholar at Bowling Green State University's Social Philosophy and Policy Center.
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 Essay, 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. His primary academic research interests are in metaphysics, natural theology, the philosophy of mind, and moral and political philosophy.
Feser writes on politics and culture from a conservative point of view and on religion, from a traditional Roman Catholic perspective. His work has appeared in 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.
Feser's book The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism makes a philosophical argument for the classical Aristotelian-Thomistic worldview over and against the materialist assumptions, which he sees as scientistic prejudices, of contemporary atheists such as Richard Dawkins, of whom he is particularly critical.
Feser lives with his wife and six children in Los Angeles, California.