Petrik, James M. 1961-

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PETRIK, James M. 1961-

PERSONAL: Born March 17, 1961, in Ridgewood, NJ; son of Eugene (a physicist) and Helen (a chemist) Petrik; married May 26, 1990; wife's name Lynn (a registered nurse); children: Rachel, Matthew, Helena. Ethnicity: "Slovak." Education: Bellarmine College, B.S., 1983; Marquette University, Ph.D., 1990. Religion: Roman Catholic. Hobbies and other interests: Hiking, fishing, "Yala Mala."

ADDRESSES: Offıce—Department of Philosophy, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701. E-mail—petrik@oak.

CAREER: Educator and author. Rockhurst College, Kansas City, MO, assistant professor of philosophy, 1989-92; Ohio University, Athens, associate professor of philosophy, 1992—.

MEMBER: American Philosophical Association.


Descartes' Theory of the Will, Hollowbrook (Durango, CO), 1992.

Evil beyond Belief, M. E. Sharpe (Armonk, NY), 2000.



Booklist, August, 2000, Steven Schroeder, review of Evil beyond Belief, p. 2082.

Library Journal, August, 2000, David Gordon, review of Evil beyond Belief, p. 109.