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Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
  • M.A., University Notre Dame
  • M.A., Biola University
  • B.S., University of California, Los Angeles

Biography

Note: This profile contains a sample of this professor's recent work. For a complete list of publications, presentations, etc., see the CV, above.

Publications (Selected)

Books

  • "Knowledge and Reality: Essays in Honor of Alvin Plantinga" (Dordrecht: Springer, 2006), co-edited with Matthew Davidson and David Vander Laan.
  • "Christian Scholarship in the 21st Century: Prospects and Perils" (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2014), co-edited with Steve L. Porter and Gregg Ten Elshof.
  • "Body and Soul: Recent Debate" (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, forthcoming), co-edited with Steve L. Porter and Gregg Ten Elshof.
  • "Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction," 4th edition (New York, NY: Routledge, forthcoming), with Michael J. Loux.
  • "Into Shalom: An Ethics of Radical Discipleship", in progress.

Articles

  • “On Naturalistic Metaphysics,” Blackwell Companion to Metaphysics, ed. Kelly James Clark, forthcoming.
  • “Temporal Passage: A Shape-Dynamic Account,” Hungarian Philosophical Review 56 (2013): 19-32. Special issue: Current Issues in Metaphysics.
  • “On Coercion, Love, and Horrors,” Religious Studies, forthcoming.
  • “On Flint’s Varieties of Accidental Necessity,” in Science, Religion and Metaphysics: New Essays on the Philosophy of Alvin Plantinga, eds., Michael C. Rea and Kelly James Clark (Oxford, 2012).
  • “An Evolutionary Objection to the Argument from Evil”, in Evidence and Religious Belief, eds. Kelly James Clark and Raymond Van Arragon (Oxford: 2011).
  • “A Dilemma for Internalism?” Synthese 174 (2010): 355-366.
  • “On Believing that the Bible is Divinely Inspired”, in Analytic Theology: New Essays in Theological Method, eds. Michael C. Rea and Oliver D. Crisp (Oxford, 2009).
  • “Presentism, Eternalism and Relativity Physics”, in Einstein, Relativity, and Absolute Simultaneity, eds. William Lane Craig and Quentin Smith (Routledge, 2007).
  • “Presentism and Grounding”, Noûs, 41 (2007): 90-109. Reprinted in Critical Concepts in Metaphysics, ed. Michael C. Rea (Routledge, 2008). Reprinted in Presentism: Essential Readings, eds., Nathan Oaklander and Ernâni Magalhães (Rowman & Littlefield), forthcoming.
  • “‘Wholly Present” Defined” (with Donald P. Smith), Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, f71 (2005): 318-344.
  • “Hawthorne on Knowledge and Practical Reasoning”, Analysis 65 (2005): 138-139.
  • “Presentism and Cross-Time Relations”, American Philosophical Quarterly 42 (2005): 5-17.
  • “On Presentism and Triviality”, Oxford Studies in Metaphysics 1 (2004): 15-20. Reprinted in Presentism: Essential Readings, eds., Nathan Oaklander and Ernâni Magalhães (Rowman & Littlefield), forthcoming.
  • “Reply to Ludlow”, Oxford Studies in Metaphysics 1 (2004): 37-46.
  • “Presentism,” Chapter 8 of The Oxford Handbook of Metaphysics (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003), 211-245.
  • “Kim’s Master Argument” (with Ted A. Warfield), Noûs 35 (2001): 304-316.
  • “Gettier and Plantinga’s Revised Account of Warrant,” Analysis 60 (2000): 42-50.
  • "The Irrelevance of Indeterministic Counterexamples to Principle Beta," (with Ted A. Warfield) Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 61 (2000): 173-184.
  • “On Divine Foreknowledge and Newcomb’s Paradox,” Philosophia Christi 1 (1999): 33-42.

Reviews

  • Review of “Modality and Tense: Philosophical Papers”, by Kit Fine, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2006.
  • Review of “The Ontology of Time”, by L. Nathan Oaklander, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2005.
  • Review of “Objects and Persons”, by Trenton Merricks, Philosophia Christi 5 (2003).
  • Review of “Epistemology: Becoming Intellectually Virtuous”, by W. Jay Wood, International Journal of Systematic Theology 2 (2000).

Presentations

  • "Love and Violence," Annual Philosophy Lectureship, Bethel College, March 2014.
  • “Finding God in Brother and Sister, the Poor and Marginalized, and in One’s Enemy,” James M. and Hazel J. Grant President’s Lectureship, Simpson University, February 2013.
  • “On Coercion, Love, and Horrors,” Symposium on John Schellenberg’s Philosophy of Religion, Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, April 2012.
  • “Presentistic Shape Dynamics,” University of California at Irvine, Philosophy Department Colloquium, December 2011.
  • “Presentistic Shape Dynamics,” Working Group on Time, Modality and Explanation, Centre in Metaphysics, University of Geneva, plenary speaker, September 2011.
  • “Comments on Monton,” Philosophy of Time Society Group Meeting, Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, April 2011.
  • “Jesus and Affluence,” Society of Christian Philosophers Group Meeting, Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, April 2011.
  • “Jesus and Affluence,” Evangelical Philosophical Society, Southeast Region, Luther Rice Seminary, plenary speaker, March 2011.
  • “On Flint’s Varieties of Accidental Necessity.” University of Notre Dame, May 2010.
  • “On Philosophical Arguments for Atheism.” Universities of Qom and Iman Sadeq (Terhan), April 2010.
  • “On Believing that the Bible is Divinely Inspired.” Central Division Meeting of the Society of Christian Philosophers, plenary speaker, April 2009.
  • “Presentism, Powers and Grounding.” Philosophy of Time Society Meeting, Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, April 2009.
  • “Comments on White.” Philosophy of Religion Group Meeting, Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, April 2009.
  • “Speaking Loosely about the Past.” California State University at San Bernardino, May 2008.
  • “Remarks on the Problem of Evil.” Santa Barbara City College, May 2008
  • “Speaking Loosely about the Past.” Talbot Philosophy Conference, Biola University, plenary speaker, April 2008.
  • “Speaking Loosely about the Past.” University of Notre Dame, April 2008.
  • “Remarks on the Problem of Evil,” Torrey Honors Institute, Biola University, December 2007. Arizona Ontology Conference, Participant, January 2008.
  • “On Believing that the Bible is Divinely Inspired.” Philosophy of Religion Group Meeting, Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, April 2006. Arizona Ontology Conference, Participant, January 2007.
  • “Comments on Paul and Parsons.” Symposium on Material Objects, Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, April 2006.
  • “Comments on Caplan and Sanson.” Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, April 2005.
  • “Recent Work in Metaphysics.” American Catholic Philosophical Association, November 2004.
  • “Comments on Zimmerman.” Symposium on Temporal Ontology and a Timeless Eternity, Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, March 2004.
  • “Remarks on Presentism.” University of California at Davis, March 2004.
  • “Comments on Hawthorne, Stanley, McGrath and Fantl.” Kline Workshop in Epistemology, University of Missouri, Columbia, August 2003.
  • “Comments on Almeida.” Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, April 2003.
  • “Comments on Gordon.” Philosophy of Religion Group Meeting, Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, March 2003.
  • “Presentism, Grounding and Ersatz B-Series.” Metaphysical Mayhem VII, Syracuse University, August 2002.
  • “Presentism and Taking Tense Seriously.” Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, March 2002.
  • “Presentism: What is it? Why Believe it? And What About the Dreaded Grounding Objection?” Baylor University, February 2002.
  • “Gettier and Plantinga’s Revised Account of Warrant.” Calvin College, February 2002.
  • “Does Science Leave Room for Freedom of the Will?” University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, February 2002.
  • “Presentism: What is it? Why Believe it? And What About the Dreaded Grounding Objection?” Florida State University, February 2002.
  • “Some Comments on Presentism.” University of Missouri at Columbia, February 2002.
  • “Welcome Professor Kim.” The University of Notre Dame Philosophy Department Colloquium, Fall 1999.
  • “The Knowledge Argument and Propositional Knowledge.” Pacific Division Meeting of the Society of Christian Philosophers, Spring 1997.

Research Interests

  • Metaphysics
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Religion
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