Biography

Hugh McCann was an American philosopher and professor in the Philosophy Department at Texas A&M University.

McCann's principle research and teaching interests were in action theory, metaphysics, and philosophy of religion, especially issues associated with creation, divine action, eternity, sovereignty and foreknowledge, and the divine nature. He authored a book of papers on action theory and co-authored a book on critical thinking, and published numerous papers, mainly on action theory and philosophy of religion. He is presently at work on a book on creation.

McCann received his B.A. in Liberal Arts from Villanova University, an MA and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Chicago. His dissertation was entitled “Basic Actions, Trying, and Overt Movements.” McCann started his teaching career as a part-time instructor at Northern Illinois University. He is currently at Texas A&M University, where he started as a professor, eventually becoming the Head of the Department of Philosophy & Humanities. McCann has taught at the University of Virginia as a visiting associate professor. He was a Senior Fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame, and a Plantinga at the Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame.

McCann passed away in 2016.