New Contributor
April 2, 2007 — 15:52

Author: Matthew Mullins  Category: Housekeeping  Comments: 6

I’d like to welcome Prosblogion’s latest contributor Alexander Pruss. Alex is currently an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University, but has unofficially accepted an appointment to join the philosophy faculty at Baylor University. Reader’s may want to check out his excellent new book The Principle of Sufficient Reason: A Reassessment, or his numerous publications in Faith  Philosophy, Religious Studies, and the International Journal for Philosophy of Religion.

Please join me in welcoming Alex to the site.

  • Tim Pawl

    Alex, Welcome!
    I met you last summer at the Analytic Thomist workshop at Princeton, and I really appreciated your thoughts on philosophical theology. I’m very happy that you’ll be posting on Prosblogion.
    All the best,

    April 2, 2007 — 16:17
  • Kevin Timpe

    Pleased to have you aboard, Alex.

    April 2, 2007 — 16:30
  • Welcome! I have several friends who are now much more interested in Baylor because of the strength in metaphysics you will bring to the department. Also, I’ll soon be starting your “Special Relativity and Endurantism” for a paper on persistence. For those reasons and more, I’m glad you’re here.

    April 2, 2007 — 18:25
  • Alex my friend, I’m glad you found sufficient reason to join us here!

    April 3, 2007 — 19:50
  • Thank you, all.
    Trent: As for your sufficient reason remark, it reminds me of a story (perhaps apocryphal) I had heard about Rescher’s conversion to Catholicism. He had been going to Mass for a while (Mass said by members of the excellent Pittsburgh Oratory) and one of the priests asked him if he had reason not to become Catholic. Rescher realized he did not, and, being a believer in the principle of sufficient reason, became Catholic.

    April 3, 2007 — 21:22
  • My conversion to Catholicism is similar to Rescher’s. Once I realized that I had no reason not to become, and I appreciated Catholic Christianity, say, intuitively, so I became. The realizing of having no reason was quuite a surprise.

    April 4, 2007 — 2:51