David O'Connor, Ph.D.
Professor O’Connor is interested in epistemology and philosophy of religion.
Professor O'Connor is interested in the philosophical work of David Hume (1711-76), in philosophy of religion and in epistemology. The most recent of his four books are God, Evil and Design (Blackwell, 2008) and Hume on Religion (Routledge, 2001). His scholarly articles include “Cognitive Limitations on Skeptical Theism,” forthcoming in The Blackwell Companion to the Problem of Evil (Blackwell, 2012), “Psychological Explanations of Religious Belief,” forthcoming in The Continuum Companion to Hume (Continuum, 2011), “Descartes’ Other Deception Problem,” in Think, Vol. 9, No. 25, 2010, and “Skepticism and Philo's Atheistic Preferences” in Hume Studies, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2003. Currently, he is working on a book about Hume, provisionally titled Evidence and Origin.
- Ph.D., Marquette University
- M.A., National University of Ireland
- B.A., National University of Ireland