University Profiles


David O'Connor, Ph.D.


Department of Philosophy


Professor O’Connor is interested in epistemology and philosophy of religion.

Professor O'Connor’s main philosophical interests are Hume, analytic philosophy of religion, and epistemology (particularly skepticism). Among recent publications, excluding book reviews, are “Moral Relativism and The Euthyphro Dilemma,” forthcoming in Think (2014), “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), “Descartes’ Other Deception Problem,” in Think, Vol. 9, No. 25, 2010, God, Evil, and Design (Blackwell, 2008). At present he is finishing a paper, “Justifiably Disbelieving Cartesian Skepticism on its own Terms,” which he will soon submit for consideration for publication.


  • Ph.D., Marquette University
  • M.A., National University of Ireland
  • B.A., National University of Ireland

Office Phone
(973) 275-5834


Office Location
Room 310
Fahy Hall


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