Philosophy professor to talk in London
October 5, 2012
Eric Berg, associate professor of religion and philosophy at MacMurray College, will present a paper titled “Lessons in Contrast from the Fall: from Lucidity to Opacity,” in London, England, at the annual conference in November of the Albert Camus Society of the United Kingdom.
The paper argues that Camus, a non-believer, uses theological imagery in his book The Fall to present a new image of the human condition. Presenting his work to the experts in the field will result in valuable feedback that Berg expects will help lead to the eventual publication of his paper.
In addition, presenting the paper is expected to enrich his teaching at MacMurray. Next year, for example, he plans to teach a course on 19th and 20th century philosophy at the College, with a concentration on Camus. His presentation will be funded in part by a MacMurray College travel and research grant.
Dr. Berg previously published a paper in the Camus Society journal, and last year had a paper on Kant e-published by the publishing arm of the Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod.
Dr. Berg earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Kansas, his master’s at Luther Seminary and his bachelor’s at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He was the 2007 recipient of the Dewey Wilkins Award for Teaching Excellence at MacMurray and was twice a research fellow at the Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. He is a 1985 graduate of Breckenridge High School in Breckenridge, ND.