Biography:Edward Feser

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Edward Feser
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Edward C. Feser

(1968-04-16) April 16, 1968 (age 54)
Alma mater
OccupationPhilosopher, writer
Known forNeo-scholasticism, religious writings, traditionalist Catholicism, traditionalist conservatism
TelevisionFive Proofs (EWTN, 2018)
Philosophy career
EraContemporary philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
SchoolAnalytical philosophy, Thomism, Neo-scholasticism, natural law, virtue ethics
InstitutionsLoyola Marymount University, Pasadena City College
Main interests
Metaphysics, ethics, natural theology, philosophy of mind, political philosophy

Edward Charles Feser (/ˈfzər/; born April 16, 1968) is an American Catholic philosopher. He is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California .


Feser holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of California at Santa Barbara, an M.A. in religion from the Claremont Graduate School, and a B.A. in philosophy and religious studies from the California State University at Fullerton. His thesis is titled "Russell, Hayek, and the Mind-Body Problem".[2] He also went to Crespi High School in California.


Feser is an associate professor of philosophy at Pasadena City College and has been a visiting assistant professor of philosophy at Loyola Marymount University and a visiting scholar at Bowling Green State University's Social Philosophy and Policy Center.[3]

Called by National Review "one of the best contemporary writers on philosophy," Feser is the author of On Nozick, Philosophy of Mind, Locke, The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism, Aquinas, Scholastic Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction, Neo-Scholastic Essay, and Five Proofs of the Existence of God, the co-author of By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed: A Catholic Defense of Capital Punishment, and the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Hayek and Aristotle on Method and Metaphysics. His primary academic research interests are in metaphysics, natural theology, the philosophy of mind, and moral and political philosophy.[4]

Feser writes on politics and culture from a conservative point of view and on religion, from a traditional Roman Catholic perspective. His work has appeared in The American, The American Conservative, Catholic World Report, City Journal, The Claremont Review of Books, Crisis, First Things, Liberty, National Review, New Oxford Review, Nova et Vetera, Public Discourse, Reason, and TCS Daily.[4]

Feser's book The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism makes a philosophical argument for the classical Aristotelian-Thomistic worldview over and against the materialist assumptions, which he sees as scientistic prejudices, of contemporary atheists such as Richard Dawkins, of whom he is particularly critical.[5]

Personal life

Feser lives with his wife and six children in Los Angeles, California.[3]


  • On Nozick (Thomson-Wadsworth, 2003) ISBN:978-0534252335
  • The Cambridge Companion to Hayek (Cambridge University Press, 2006) ISBN:978-0521849777
  • Philosophy of Mind (A Beginner's Guide) (Oneworld Publications, 2007) ISBN:978-1851684786
  • Locke (Oneworld Publications, 2007) ISBN:978-1851684892
  • The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism (St. Augustine's Press, 2008) ISBN:978-1587314520
  • Aquinas (A Beginner's Guide) (Oneworld Publications, 2009) ISBN:978-1851686902
  • Aristotle on Method and Metaphysics (as editor and contributor) (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) ISBN:978-0230360914
  • Scholastic Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction (Editiones Scholasticae, 2014) ISBN:978-3868385441
  • Neo-Scholastic Essays (St. Augustine's Press, 2015) ISBN:978-1587315589
  • By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed: A Catholic Defense of the Death Penalty (with Joseph M. Bessette) (Ignatius Press, 2017) ISBN:978-1621641261
  • Five Proofs of the Existence of God (Ignatius Press, 2017) ISBN:978-1621641339
  • Aristotle's Revenge: The Metaphysical Foundations of Physical and Biological Science (Editiones Scholasticae, 2019) ISBN:978-3868382006
  • All One in Christ: A Catholic Critique of Racism and Critical Race Theory (Ignatius Press, 2022) ISBN:978-1621645801


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