Loyola University Philosophy Professor Graham McAleer Will Lecture on Baylor’s Campus

March 21, 2014
Graham McAleerGraham McAleer, courtesy photo.

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WACO, Texas (March 21, 2014) – The Baylor Honors College will host Graham McAleer, Ph.D., professor of philosophy at Loyola University in Maryland, as he presents two lectures Monday, March 24, and Tuesday, March 25.

Born and raised in northern England, McAleer attended universities in England, Canada, Belgium and the U.S. He specializes in business ethics, moral theory, philosophy of law, social and political philosophy, Catholic social thought, phenomenology and medieval philosophy.

“Graham is known as an engaging speaker who brings philosophy and theology to bear upon important issues in contemporary culture — from music and art to the problem of hope,” said Thomas Hibbs, Ph.D., dean of the Baylor Honors College. “He will be giving informal talks that will start with some comments by him, some video clips and conversation with those in the audience.”

McAleer’s lecture on Monday is entitled, “Jay-Z v. Lorde: The Whig-Tory Dispute in Business Ethics or Hume and Smith versus Aquinas and Kant.” Tuesday’s lecture will be, “Pope Francis I and the Problem of Hope.”

Both lectures will take place at 4 p.m. in the Alexander Reading Room of Memorial Residence Hall, 1425 S. Seventh St. For more information, contact the Honors College at 254-710-7689.

by Rachel Miller, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


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