Douglas R McGaughey (Doug McGaughey) is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Religious Studies at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, where he taught undergraduates for 27 years. He completed his doctorate under Paul Ricoeur at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. He co-authored with James R. Cochrane, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Cape Town The Human Spirit:  Groundwork and is the author of a trilogy of books in Philosophical, Systematic, and Practical Theology as well as the editor of a Festschrift, From Biblical Interpretation to Human Transformation:  Reopening the Past to Actualize New Possibilities for the Future, in honor of Herman Waetjen at the San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, CA. His translation of Otfried Höffe’s Can Virtue Make Us Happy? The Art of Living and Morality was published by Northwestern University Press in 2010. He had a Fulbright Senior Fellow research grant 1992-1993 in Tübingen. In 2006, he was among the prize winners of an essay contest with the question “Braucht Werterziehung Religion?” sponsored by Das Forschungsinstitut für Philosophie Hannover, Germany, and the prize winner essays were published by the Wallstein Verlag in Göttingen in 2007. In 2010, he participated in a conference under Otfried Höffe on Kant’s Religion within the Limits of Reason Alone, and the papers of that conference were published in Immanuel Kant: Religion innerhalb der Grenzen der bloßen Vernunft (Berlin: Akadamie Verlag, 2010).   He has presented papers frequently at the Ian Ramsey Centre of St. Anne’s College.  He is a Corresponding Member of the Research Center for Political Philosophy  (Korrespondierendes Mitglied der Forschungsstelle Politische Philosophe) at the Eberhard-Karls University in Tübingen.  He lives in Tübingn, Germany.

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