Join us for a lecture and discussion on the odd-perhaps non-faith traditions of Atheism and Agnosticism with Randall Firestone, El Camino College Professor of Philosophy. This will be an interesting retrospective on the non-religious response to religion. We will discuss how this world view affects modern culture.
Professor Firestone is a graduate of UCLA where he majored in Political Science. He went on to a successful career as a trial attorney with his own law practice in Beverly Hills. After gaining some degree of notoriety for winning several cases for which he appeared on television and in newspaper articles, he sold his law practice and returned to school for 5 years to study philosophy—obtaining a master’s degree at Cal State L.A. and completing his coursework in a Ph.D. program at U.C. Irvine.
Presently, Professor Firestone is the senior tenured Philosophy Professor at El Camino College in Torrance. He has published three books in philosophy including a textbook on Critical Thinking which is in its 5th edition. He has also published 7 articles in the past 5 years on various subjects, including 4 articles in Philosophy of Religion, and one article each on Free Will, Animal Rights, and the best life to live according to Nietzsche with a comparison to Aristotle’s views.
Professor Firestone teaches a myriad of Philosophy classes at El Camino, including Introduction to Philosophy, Critical Thinking, Ethics, Contemporary Philosophy, Existentialism, Asian Philosophy, and Philosophy of Religion.
Professor Firestone has also served on the Board of Directors of a clean energy company, on the Board of Trustees of a local church, and has held leadership positions in several charitable organizations, including Chairman of the Speakers Bureau of the Anti-Defamation League.
Professor Firestone lives in Hermosa Beach with his wife and 5-year-old son, and he has a 25 year old daughter who is a Genetic Counselor in San Diego.