Leonard O'Brian

Welcome …

… to the web site of Dr. Leonard O’Brian.

Dr. O’Brian is a writer, photographer, and professor at Scottsdale Community College, Arizona.

Students of Dr. O’Brian can view course syllabi online.

To learn more about Len, read his resumé and A Philosophical Autobiography.

Contact Dr. O’Brian with your responses and reactions to his work and art.

The Photography of Leonard O’Brian

Ireland: See all Ireland photos or click a representative photo to see full size.
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Writing

Dr. O’Brian is the author of numerous philosophical essays and poems. His book, Journeys of Janus: Explorations in Irish Philosophy, examines the works of five Irish philosophers.

Philosophical Works

Essays

Journeys of Janus:
Explorations in Irish Philosophy

Does It Depend On What You Believe?

Wisdom, War, and Doubt: Notes On Responsible Believing

Religion as Cosmic Metaphor

Why Poetry Is Not Technology: The Inexplicability of Metaphor

Seamus Heaney: The Inter-Poetic Journey

Toward a Philosophy of Educational Risk

Metaphors as Interrogatives

Toward an Ethic of Desires

Keith Lehrer on Self-Trustworthiness

A book exploring five Irish philosophers.

Prologue

John Scottus Eriugena

John Toland

George Berkeley

Francis Hutcheson

Iris Murdoch

Epilogue

Poetry

The Glore River Art Center, Ireland

The Traveler Watches a Woman

Shoemaker’s Café, Towanda, Illinois

The Dog

Obeisance

A Celt Answers a Critic of Her Free Sexual Ways

Betsy

In Celebration of a Dissertation on Some Ancient Philosophers

The Wave