Dombrowski Receives Award for Scholarship, Presents at International Conferences

Written by Laura Paskin
October 7, 2013

Philosophy Professor Dan Dombrowski received the Creative Advance Award for his scholarship on neoclassical theism. The award, bestowed by the Whitehead Metaphysical Society, was given at the 9th International Whitehead Conference held in Krakow, Poland, in September. At the conference, Dombrowski presented ““The Process Concept of God and Pacifism.”  This paper was also published in Sophia, an academic journal focusing on philosophy of religion and philosophical theology.

In addition, Dombrowski gave a Philosophy of Religion seminar for an international group of graduate students at the University of Frankfurt. He also participated in a debate at University College Dublin on the topic of whether abortion should be legalized in Ireland. Ireland has the most restrictive abortion laws in the European Union.  The debate was part of a series that dates back to 1855 sponsored by The Literary and Historical Society of Ireland, which is regularly attended by members of the Irish Parliament.  He spoke on “A Liberal, Catholic view of Abortion.”  

Dombrowski, a prolific scholar, has published 17 books and more than 100 articles on philosophy, theology, classics, and literature. He joined the faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences in 1988.

The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 42 undergraduate major degrees, 37 minors, and 6 master's degrees.