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.