Dr. Daniel Robinson will be at Colorado Christian University tomorrow for a presentation to faculty, staff, and friends. His topic, "Natural Law and the Founders' Conception of Natural Rights," is part of an ongoing workshop series articulating each of the University's strategic objectives. The event will take place from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the Beckman Center at CCU's main campus in Lakewood.
A member of the philosophy faculty at the University of Oxford, England, Robinson is also a distinguished professor emeritus at Georgetown University, where he taught for 30 years. Prior to that, he held positions at Amherst College, Princeton University, and Columbia University. He holds a Ph.D. in neuropsychology from The City University of New York.
Robinson's early work was in psychophysics, and he has served as the principal consultant to PBS and the BBC for their award-winning series, The Brain and The Mind. A former editor of the Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, he is author or editor of more than 40 books in a wide variety of subjects that include moral philosophy, the philosophy of psychology, legal philosophy, the philosophy of the mind, intellectual history, legal history, and the history of psychology. He is a past president of two divisions of the American Psychological Association: the History of Psychology Division and the Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology Division. In 2001, respectively, he received their Lifetime Achievement and Distinguished Contribution awards.
The next installment in CCU's strategic-objectives series, "The Moral Basis of Capitalism," is scheduled for December 4. Featured will be Dr. Paul Prentice, a fellow of the University's Centennial Institute think tank launched in 2009, and Tamara Hannaway, CCU Associate Professor of Economics and Public Affairs. Prentice was an economist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture during the Reagan administration, a visiting scholar at the U.S. Department of The Treasury, and is currently on the adjunct faculty at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs.