Professor O'Connor's main philosophical interests are Hume and analytic philosophy of religion. Among recent publications, excluding reviews, are "Moral Relativism and The Euthyphro Dilemma," Think 42, 15, Spring 2016, "Theistic Objections to Skeptical Theism" in The Blackwell Companion to the Problem of Evil (Blackwell, 2013), "Psychological Explanations of Religious Belief" in The Continuum Companion to Hume (Continuum, 2012, issued in paperback as The Bloomsbury Companion to Hume (Bloomsbury, 2015)), "Descartes' Other Deception Problem," in Think 9, 25, Summer 2010, and God, Evil, and Design (Blackwell, 2008). At present he is working on two intertwined projects: an invited essay, "Natural Religion's 'Dangerous Consequences,'" which is slated to be a chapter in a collection of essays on Hume's Dialogues concerning Natural Religion forthcoming from Routledge in 2019; and a book about Hume's overall purpose in writing Dialogues concerning Natural Religion.
- Ph.D., Marquette University
- M.A., National University of Ireland
- B.A., National University of Ireland