Keynote Speaker

Dr. Jay Wood (Wheaton College)- W. Jay Wood is  a Professor of Philosophy at Wheaton College in Illinois, where he has taught since 1982. His chief areas of academic interest are epistemology, philosophy of religion, and virtues and vices. He is the author of Epistemology: Becoming Intellectually Virtuous (IVP); God (Magill-Queens University Press), with Robert C. Roberts, Intellectual Virtues: An Essay in Regulative Epistemology (Oxford University Press), and other articles.  In his own word, “My journey as a philosopher arose  out of  a desire to address a variety of existential, deeply felt personal concerns to which philosophers routinely address themselves: What constitutes the well lived moral and intellectual life?, Is Belief in God Reasonable?, What is the nature of the human person? and related questions. To me, these have never been purely ivory-tower, academic concerns, but genuine life concerns.”

Dr. Wood will present his paper, titled “How is Your Intellectual Appetite?” on Friday, April 4 at 7:30 pm. Dr. Wood will present “Intellectual Humility and Scientific Inquiry,” on Saturday, April 5 at 11:30 am.  Both talks will be in Cullen Parlor on the campus of Houston Baptist University.