29 Oct – Prof Emer John Cottingham

John CottinghamThe role of god in Descartes’ philosophy

Professor Emeritus John Cottingham (Reading) will speak about the role of god in Descartes’ philosophy, especially in regards to the steps of the argument in the Third and Fifth Meditation.

John Cottingham was educated at Merchant Taylors’ School Northwood and St John’s College, Oxford University, where he gained double First Class honours in ‘Mods’ (Latin and Greek Languages and Literature) and ‘Greats’ (Philosophy and Ancient History), followed by a doctorate at Oxford University. He wrote his thesis on the philosophy of Descartes.

Cottingham was for several years Head of Department and then Director of Research and Graduate Studies at the Philosophy Department at the University of Reading, where he is now Professor Emeritus of Philosophy. He is currently Professorial Research Fellow at the Centre for Philosophy of Religion, Heythrop College, University of London. He is also an Honorary Fellow of St John’s College, Oxford. Event Details:


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