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Dr. Hoyt-O'Connor has held appointments as an associate professor of Philosophy and Chair of Humanities at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky and as a Lilly Fellow at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. In his position at GW, he enjoys inviting students to reflect upon the trajectories of their lives and upon their deepest commitments so that we may together discern more clearly who we are and where we are going.
Social and political philosophy, especially philosophy of economics; the thought of Bernard Lonergan, ethics. Education: Ph.D. 1992 Boston College, Philosophy B.A. summa cum laude 1982 Fordham University, Philosophy and History, minor in Mathematics
(2004) Bernard Lonergan's Macroeconomic Dynamics, Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2004.
Reflections, General Editor. College of the Holy Cross, 2005.
“Economic Slumps: Symptoms, Treatments, Diagnoses — and Prevention? A Response.” In The Lonergan Review: Forging a New Economic Paradigm: Perspectives from Bernard Lonergan, Vol 2, No. 1 (Spring 2010), pp. 70-75.
(2008). "Macroeconomic Dynamics and the Human Good." LOGOS 12:2, pp. 92-122.
(2007). "Economic Development and the Common Good: Lonergan and Cobb on the Need for a New Paradigm." Worldviews: Environment, Culture, Religion 11:2 (Summer), pp. 203-25.
(2004). "Virtue and the Practice of Medicine." International Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 44, No. 1 (March 2004), pp. 79-94.
(1999). "Macroeconomic Dynamics and the Work of Nations: Lonergan and Reich on the Global Economy." Method: Journal of Lonergan Studies, 17:2 (Fall), pp. 111-31.
(1998). "Progress Without End: Rationality and the Good in Descartes' Discourse and Hobbes' Leviathan." International Philosophical Quarterly 38:4 (December), pp. 393-407.
(1994). 'Lonergan and Bellah: Social Science as Public Philosophy." American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, Supplemental Volume, Reason in History, 68, pp. 259-70.
(2008). "Introduction," Rene Descartes, Principles of Philosophy, New York: Barnes & Noble, Library of Essential Reading, pp. vii-xiii.