Zephyr Salon: A Conversation with James Orr (Cambridge)
Join Zephyr for an evening of conversation with philosopher Dr. James Orr (Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge University)
Time & Location
Jan 19, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Palo Alto, 2345 Dartmouth St, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
About the Event
You are invited to join Zephyr on January 19th for an evening of conversation with Dr. James Orr (Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge University). Dr. Orr's wide-ranging research interests in philosophy include Husserl and early phenomenology, Heidegger's critique of theology and metaphysics, Kant's pre-critical thought, and the contemporary analytic debate over the metaphysics of causal powers—and much more besides. This Zephyr Salon will take the format of an open conversation with Dr. Orr about these and other topics, moderated by our Director of Academic Programs, Landon Hobbs.
Dinner will be provided to participants. Please RSVP in advance so that Zephyr can plan accordingly.
About the speaker (source)
Dr Orr is Associate Professor of Philosophy of Religion at the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge, a position he took up after four years as McDonald Postdoctoral Fellow in Theology, Ethics, and Public Life at Christ Church, Oxford. He holds a PhD and MPhil in Philosophy of Religion from the University of Cambridge and a BA in Classics from Balliol College, Oxford. Before entering academia, he worked for several years in corporate law at Freshfields and Sullivan & Cromwell.
Dr Orr's research interests include Husserl and the background to early movements in German phenomenology; Heidegger's critiques of theology and Kant's pre-critical appeals to teleology; the union of mystical theology and scholastic metaphysics in Edith Stein's later writings; and, in the analytic tradition, contemporary debates between David Lewis and David Armstrong on the metaphysics of natural laws and causal powers.