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Michael Crain Collins, BA

Further education Theology studies at General Theological Seminary (NYC) The University of the South (Sewanee, TN) and Yale Divinity School

Favorite professors Paul Feyerabend; Wallace Matson; Karl Popper (visiting 1962) and, yes, John Searle. Both Feyerabend and Searle were my faculty advisors.

How has your philosophical training influenced your life and career? Large. Learned how to think coherently and ask probing questions.

Any current engagement with philosophy? Yes. Largely informally but with an lifelong interest in Wittgenstein, especially his remarks on religion and the meaning of life. Others: William James; D.Z. Phillips; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Marcus Borg; Norman Malcolm; Rush Rhees and David Hume.


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