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Philosophy and Theology

Dr. Lewis Pearson

Lewis Pearson

Lewis Pearson teaches courses in theoretical and applied ethics, the history of philosophy, problems in philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, logic, critical thinking, philosophy of religion, and world religions. 

Dr. Pearson earned his Master of Arts and Doctorate in philosophy from Baylor University.  Prior to that, he earned Bachelor's degrees in biology, mathematics, English, history, and religion and philosophy from Christian Brothers University, and studied languages at the University of Memphis. 

He has worked as an ophthalmic researcher, a microbiology lab assistant, and a math tutor, and he has served in a nursing capacity as a rehabilitation specialist.  Because of his varied academic training and professional experience, Dr. Pearson has found that he is able to teach philosophy in a way that is engaging, relevant, and inspirational for students of many backgrounds, interests, and career aspirations.

In his research, Dr. Pearson has studied the roles of force and persuasion in Plato’s Republic.  His current research interests include the study of the literary forms of ancient, medieval, and modern philosophical texts.