Peg O'Connor - Higher and Friendly Powers - Meeting 155

March 17, 2023 Justin B / Peg O'Connor Episode 155
Peg O'Connor - Higher and Friendly Powers - Meeting 155
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Show Notes

Peg O’Connor, Ph.D., is a Professor of Philosophy at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. Her training is in moral philosophy, feminist philosophy, addiction studies, and the work of Ludwig Wittgenstein. She believes that philosophy helped her to get and remain sober. Avoiding Alcoholics Anonymous for the first 20 years of her sobriety because of the concept of a “higher power,” she is focused on using some of the great canonical thinkers in western philosophy to illuminate dimensions of addiction. She further shares this in her new book, Higher and Friendly Powers: Transforming Addiction and Suffering (Wildhouse Publications, August 2022).

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Resources from this meeting:
Higher and Friendly Powers: Transforming Addiction and Suffering
Soren Kierkegaard
William James Varieties of Religious Experiences
Henry David Thoreau

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