Visiting Assistant Professor | Philosophy
Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES, University Hall, 3637
Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts
My current research focuses on the language of theism. While much effort has been spent debating the truth or falsity of the statement "God exists," dangerously little has been said about what that statement might mean. I am also developing an introductory textbook for adults.
Introductory Philosophy Class at Fordham University.
Introductory Philosophy Class at Loyola Marymount University.
Senior Values Seminar
Upper-level bioethics class.
Upper division Theology course.
The first undergraduate course devoted to the thought of the Dominican theologian Herbert McCabe.
Freshman course designed to help students explore contemplative and mystical traditions. Taught through LMU's Department of Theological Studies.
Christine Overall has argued that miracles, if they exist, would be an evil committed by God and therefore disprove the existence of God. However, her notion of a miracle as an intervention presupposes a view about the relation between God and creation that posits God as an ‘outsider.’ Such a view has not been held by all theists. It was not held by Thomas Aquinas. I show that Aquinas’s conception is not susceptible to Overall’s criticisms. The upshot is that theists should avoid any view of God as an ‘outsider,’ if they wish to avoid Overall’s criticisms.view more