Dr John Owens

Lecturer in Philosophy, Good Shepherd College, Catholic Institute of Sydney
DPhil (Munich) PhL (Angelicum) BA (Cant.)

Dr John Owens lectures in Philosophy at Good Shepherd College, the New Zealand campus of the Catholic Institute of Sydney. His particular academic interests include twentieth-century philosophy and its relation to Plato, Aristotle and Aquinas. Outside of academic life, John plays the flute and is a keen cycle-camper.

John’s research interests have lately centered around contemporary authors developing an account of the human situation which avoids large notions of transcendence (i.e. metaphysical notions of God, Good, Truth, Reality), in particular Richard Rorty, Martha Nussbaum and DZ Phillips.

Areas of Interest

  • Contemporary authors Richard Rorty, Martha Nussbaum and DZ Phillips

Research Strengths

  • Philosophy of religion

Publications

Books

2019 Rorty, Religion, and Metaphysics
American Philosophy Series, Lexington Books 2019

A limited number of publications are listed here.

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