2010-2011 McDonald Lecturer

HaldaneThe McDonald Centre is pleased to announce that 2010-2011 McDonald Lectures will be delivered by John Haldane, Professor of Philosophy at the University of St Andrew’s. Professor Haldane holds a Ph.D. from London University and has taught at the University of Notre Dame, Georgetown University, and elsewhere. He delivered the 2003 Gifford Lectures at the University of Aberdeen and has also contributed to a number of television and radio programmes. He has published nearly 200 articles on wide-ranging topics, from aethestics and art to ethics, religion, and philosophy of mind. Atheism and Theism, now in its second edition, is a fascinating debate between Haldane and philosopher J.J.C. Smart on the existence of God. Following the 2008 U.S. presidential election, Haldane, who is British, wrote a now widely-read Letter to America about the promises and pitfalls of Obama’s election.