Dr. Mac Laughlin teaches applied ethics and philosophy of knowledge. He specializes in healthcare ethics, philosophy and science fiction, game-based learning and the philosophy of Bernard Lonergan.
He is the publisher and editor of the Journal of Science Fiction and Philosophy.
Education and Training
- PhD, Loyola University, Chicago, Philosophy
- MA, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass., Philosophy
- Elementary, Secondary and Special Education Teacher in Philosophy, Universidad del Norte Santo Tomas de Aquino, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- BA, Universidad del Norte Santo Tomas de Aquino, Buenos Aires, Argentina
"A Typology of Moral Conversion." Lonergan Workshop, Vol. 23, 277-306 (2012).
St. Ambrose University, May 2014: "The Nature of Suffering."
Chicago Catechetical Conference, November 2011: "Creative Approaches in End-of-Life Dilemmas."
Lonergan Workshop, Boston College, June 2009: "On Moral Conversion," a four-day afternoon workshop.
Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2009: "Philosophy for Children & the Community of Inquiry: Ethical Education through Dialogue & Inquiry" (Panel Chair).
Loyola University Chicago Brennan Graduate Conference, 2007: "Richard Rorty and Bernard Lonergan on Sentimental Education."
Lonergan Workshop, Boston College, June 2005, 2006 & 2007: "New Horizons in Lonergan Thought" (Afternoon workshop).
North American Sartre Society, Purdue University, 2003: "Trapped in a paradox: Sartre's Quest for the Justification of Existence."
Boston College Graduate Philosophy Conference, 2003: "Reconciling Narrative and Systematic Ethics: Aristotle on Narrative Ethics."
The Ethics in Contemporary Life Conference, Northeastern Illinois University, 2002: "Patterns of Medicalization: A Philosophical Perspective on the Expansion of Modern Medicine."
Health care/Biomedical Ethics
Ethics of the Professions
Philosophy of Knowledge
Philosophy of Science
Logic and Critical Thinking
Metaphysics of Thomas Aquinas
Ancient Greek Philosophy