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Alfredo Mac Laughlin, PhD

Associate Professor


Dr. Mac Laughlin teaches applied ethics and philosophy of knowledge. He specializes in healthcare ethics, philosophy and science fiction, game-based learning and the philosophy of Bernard Lonergan.

He is the publisher and editor of the Journal of Science Fiction and Philosophy.


Education and Training


  • PhD, Loyola University, Chicago Philosophy
  • MA, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass. Philosophy
  • Elementary, Secondary and Special Education Teacher in Philosophy Univ. del Norte Santo Tomas de Aquino Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • BA, Univ. del Norte Santo Tomas de Aquino Buenos Aires, Argentina

Publications


"A Typology of Moral Conversion." Lonergan Workshop, Vol. 23, 277-306 (2012).

St. Ambrose University, May 2014: "The Nature of Suffering."

Chicago Catechetical Conference, November 2011: "Creative Approaches in End-of-Life Dilemmas."

Lonergan Workshop, Boston College, June 2009: "On Moral Conversion," a four-day afternoon workshop.

Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2009: "Philosophy for Children & the Community of Inquiry: Ethical Education through Dialogue & Inquiry" (Panel Chair).

Loyola University Chicago Brennan Graduate Conference, 2007: "Richard Rorty and Bernard Lonergan on Sentimental Education."

Lonergan Workshop, Boston College, June 2005, 2006 & 2007: "New Horizons in Lonergan Thought" (Afternoon workshop).

North American Sartre Society, Purdue University, 2003: "Trapped in a paradox: Sartre's Quest for the Justification of Existence."

Boston College Graduate Philosophy Conference, 2003: "Reconciling Narrative and Systematic Ethics: Aristotle on Narrative Ethics."

The Ethics in Contemporary Life Conference, Northeastern Illinois University, 2002: "Patterns of Medicalization: A Philosophical Perspective on the Expansion of Modern Medicine."


Courses Taught

Ethics
Health care/Biomedical Ethics
Ethics of the Professions
Philosophy of Knowledge
Philosophy of Science
Logic and Critical Thinking
Metaphysics of Thomas Aquinas
Ancient Greek Philosophy

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