Edward Feser
Born
Edward C. Feser

(1968-04-16) April 16, 1968 (age 53)
Alma mater
OccupationPhilosopher, writer
Known forNeo-scholasticism, religious writings, traditionalist Catholicism, traditionalist conservatism
TelevisionFive Proofs (EWTN, 2018)
Websiteedwardfeser.com
Philosophy career
EraContemporary philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
SchoolAnalytical philosophy, Thomism, Neo-scholasticism, natural law, virtue ethics
InstitutionsLoyola Marymount University, Pasadena City College
Main interests
Metaphysics, ethics, natural theology, philosophy of mind, political philosophy

Edward C. Feser (/ˈfzər/; born April 16, 1968) is an American philosopher. He is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California.

Education

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".[2] He also went to Crespi High School in California.

Career

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.[3]

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.[4]

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.[4]

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.[5]

Personal life

Feser lives with his wife and six children in Los Angeles, California.[3]

Bibliography

References

  1. ^ "Edward Feser: Haldane on Nagel and the Fifth Way". August 2014.
  2. ^ Russell, Hayek, and the Mind-Body Problem. WorldCat. OCLC 248515504.
  3. ^ a b "Edward Feser". Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Edward Feser".
  5. ^ Seaman, Mary McWay (September 2011). "The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism". New Oxford Review. Archived from the original on 16 August 2018. Retrieved 2 April 2014.