LaCroix Lecture Fall 2013: Jamie Spiering, Ph.D.St. Ignatius Science Center 115
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 @ 3:30 p.m.
The Department of Philosophy presents Human Free Will: We Need It, but is it Real?, by Jamie Spiering, Ph.D. Dr. Spiering is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Benedictine University in Atchison, Kan., where she teaches courses that deal with ethics, free will and the soul and topics in logic.
She received her B.A. degree from Thomas Aquinas College, CA., and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in philosophy from the Catholic University of America. Her master’s thesis was on the topic of whether God is free, and her doctoral dissertation was on the topic of free will in the work of various medieval thinkers. Dr Spiering’s research interests are in the areas of medieval philosophy, human free will and freedom in general, and ethics and logic. Her most recent article on the definition of free will appeared in The Review of Metaphysics.
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