O'Neil Lecture Series
The Brian O’Neil Memorial Lectures in the History of Philosophy have been given at the University of New Mexico since 1988/89. They are funded from an endowment established by the friends, students, and colleagues of the late Professor Brian O’Neil, with help from the UNM Foundation and the Gwen J. Barrett Fund.
Brian O’Neil received both his undergraduate and graduate education from the University of California at Berkeley, starting as a freshman when he was already in his early forties and working straight through to the Ph.D. degree. He was the author of a number of articles in philosophical journals, and a few years after he came to New Mexico he published a book entitled Epistemological Direct Realism In Descartes’ Philosophy (UNM Press, 1974). His entire professional career was spent in the UNM Philosophy Department, where he was for many years a widely loved and respected teacher of the history of philosophy. His wit, kindness, and deep interest in both the subject he taught and the students to whom he taught it left a lasting impression on all who knew him. He died from cancer in 1985.
The Brian O’Neil Memorial Lecture Series
in the History of Philosophy
|Hubert L. Dreyfus