Blackhawk Republican Women

Invite you to an evening with

Patrick Downey, Professor of Philosophy, St. Mary’s College

speaking on

The Philosophical and Academic Sources of Identity Politics


When:  Thursday, March 9, 2017                                                     

Place:  Blackhawk Country Club, Grille Room (all welcome, no denim, please, per Club    policy)

Time:   5:30 check-in and social with hors d’oeuvres and no-host bar; 6:00 speaker

Cost:    Twenty-five dollars


Yes, a Republican college professor! And one who is uniquely qualified to address the hot button topic of “identity politics.”  Professor Downey has taught philosophy at Saint Mary’s College for the last 23 years, specializing in ethics, political philosophy and foundational theology.  He received his Ph.D. in Theology from Boston College, his Master of Theological Studies from Harvard University and his B.A. in Philosophy from Pitzer College (one of the Claremont Colleges).


His published books are:


Serious Comedy: The Philosophical and Theological Significance of Tragic and Comic Writing in the Western Tradition, Lexington Books, 2001


Desperately Wicked: Philosophy, Christianity and the Human Heart, InterVarsity Press Academic, 2009.


Professor Downey will be available to autograph purchased copies of Desperately Wicked, which receives a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon.  One reviewer wrote:


“A fantastic book that will challenge the way that you view philosophical and religious thought in the West.  Thank Patrick Downey for writing such a well thought out book.  Cannot recommend this book enough.”


Please make your reservations by e-mailing or calling Jane Parish at or 925-216-6663, then mailing a check made payable to "Blackhawk Republican Women" to her at 366 Jacaranda Drive, Danville 94506-2125, to arrive by Tuesday, March 7th.

"A reservation made is a reservation paid!"

March 09, 2017 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Blackhawk Country Club, Grille Room
599 Blackhawk Club Dr
Danville, CA 94506
United States
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