Philosopher to Examine Defense of Theism

Dr. Hud Hudson

Dr. Hud Hudson

Hud Hudson, professor of philosophy at Western Washington University, gives a lecture, “The Father of Lies?” Thursday, Jan. 17, from 3:30-5 p.m. in Westmont’s Founders Room. The talk, funded by a grant from the Society of Christian Philosophers, is free and open to the public.

Hudson, who graduated from Boise State University and earned a master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Rochester, will discuss a problematic type of theistic solution to the problem of evil.

Hudson, who has earned the Peter J. Elich Excellence in Teaching Award at Western Washington University, has written several books, including “The Metaphysics of Hyperspace,” “A Materialist Metaphysics of the Human Person” and “Kant’s Compatibilism.”

Hudson specializes in metaphysics and the philosophy of religion. He has been teaching at Western Washington University since 1992, where he earned the Paul J. Olscamp Research Award. He also won the Distinguished Alumni Award from Boise State University.