DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" ""> Medical Humanities Blog: Guest Blogger: Patrick S. O'Donnell

« Federal Circuit Rules Prescription Drug Price Controls Preempted | Main | Toward an Understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Part I »

August 03, 2007

Guest Blogger: Patrick S. O'Donnell

We here at MH Blog would like to extend a hearty welcome to Patrick S. O'Donnell, who will be joining us as a guest-blogger.  Patrick has led a fascinating life, to say the least.  After earning a M.A. in religious studies, he worked in construction, and then for over a decade as a finish carpenter.  One of his former instructors at University of California Santa Barbara, Nandini Iyer, wife of the late Raghavan Iyer, and mother of the travel writer, novelist, and Time essayist, Pico Iyer, asked him to fill in for her while she went on sabbatical. 

Soon enough, Santa Barbara City College realized what it had on its hands, and asked Patrick to hang up his toolbelt and teach classes in Comparative World Religions and Critical Thinking.  He has also taught courses in Political Thinking and in Animal Ethics.  He names as mentors two scholars whose work I am well acquainted with, in Dennis Patterson and Oliver Leaman.  His current interests include ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of law, and he is also cultivating interests in philosophy of mind, and, of course, medical humanities.

Like Jeff Lipshaw, I've had the pleasure of "meeting" Patrick in the comments of various blogs I haunt, and a more knowledgeable, insightful, well-read, and decorous interlocutor I have yet to find.  Welcome, Patrick!


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Guest Blogger: Patrick S. O'Donnell:

» Recommended Reading From Patrick S. O'Donnell: Bibliographies of Comparative Law, Human Rights Law, and International Law from Transnational Law Blog
Patrick S. O'Donnell has been making contributions to this blog in the form of comments since our inception. We greatly appreciate his contributions to not only our blog but the blogging community in general. If you're a regular peruser of blogs, then ... [Read More]


Thanks Daniel for the very generous and gracious introduction. I hope to have something up by the end of the weekend (PST!).

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear on this weblog until the author has approved them.

If you have a TypeKey or TypePad account, please Sign In


  • Disclaimer # 1
    Nothing on this website constitutes legal, medical, or other professional advice.

    In addition, nothing on this blog serves to create any kind of professional relationship whatsoever.
  • Disclaimer # 2
    The opinions expressed on this website are solely those of the contributors, and are NOT representative in any way of Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Texas Medical Branch, or the University of Houston as institutions, nor of any employees, agents, or representatives of Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Texas Medical Branch or the University of Houston.

Licensing & Copyright

December 2007

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31          

Search This Blog

  • Google

Powered by TypePad