Biography

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

McCann's principle research and teaching interests are in action theory, metaphysics, and philosophy of religion, especially issues associated with creation, divine action, eternity, sovereignty and foreknowledge, and the divine nature. He has authored a book of papers on action theory and co-authored a book on critical thinking, and has 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 has taught graduate-level classes such as Philosophy of Mind, The Free Will Problem, Metaphysics of Events, Action Theory and the Foundations of Ethics, The Concept of a Creator, Free Will for Theists. He has also taught undergraduate classes in Introduction to Logic, Symbolic Logic, Advanced Symbolic Logic, Introduction to Philosophy, Contemporary Moral Issues, Ethical Theory, The Galileo Affair, Philosophy of Art, Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion, and Metaphysics.