- Early Modern Philosophy
- Philosophy of Religion
- Philosophy of Science
After years of toiling away on my book on David Hume, I am returning to some previous research interests in epistemology and philosophy of religion and also branching out into philosophy of logic and environmental ethics. Typically my course schedule includes standard classes such as Introduction to Ethics and Introduction to Philosophy. But I have also been developing some new courses such as Skepticism in Film and Philosophy, God and Evil in Logic and Literature, and Native American Thought.
Hume's Radical Scepticism and the Fate of Naturalized Epistemology (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)
The Philosophical Challenge of Religious Diversity, edited with Philip L. Quinn (Oxford University Press, 2000)
"Ethics and Epistemology in Hume", The European Legacy 18, 4 (2013): 457-466.
"Quine on Hume and the Analytic/Synthetic Distinction", Philosophia 39,2 (2011): 369-373.
"Skeptics without Borders", (co-authored with Ted Poston) American Philosophical Quarterly (July 2010) 47, 3:223-238.
"Hume on Certainty, Knowledge, and Probability: Anticipating the Disintegration of the Analytic/Synthetic Divide?"Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 88 (June 2007): 226-242
"Pluralism, Exclusivism, and the Theoretical Virtues", Religious Studies 42 (June 2006): 193-206 [with a reply from John Hick]
"Was Hume a Proper Functionalist?", Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 72, 1 (January 2006): 120-136
"Justification and the Social Nature of Knowledge", Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 69, 1 (July 2004): 156-172
"Truth, Justification, and the Epistemic Way", Journal of Philosophical Research 28 (2003): 287-309
"Is Hume's Epistemology Internalist or Externalist?", Dialogue 40, 1 (January 2001): 125-146
"Hume's Iterative Probability Argument: A Pernicious Reductio", Journal of the History of Philosophy 38, 2 (April 2000): 221-238
"Knowledge from Gossip?", Philosophia 27, 3-4 (November 1999): 537-539
"Hume: Radical Sceptic or Naturalized Epistemologist?", Hume Studies 24, 1 (April 1998): 31-52
"Chisholming Away at Plantinga's Critique of Epistemic Deontology", Australasian Journal of Philosophy 76, 1 (March 1998): 90-96
"Should We Abandon Epistemic Justification?", Southwest Philosophy Review 13, 1 (January 1997): 129-136
"William Alston's Epistemology of Religious Experience: A 'Reformed' Reformed Epistemology?", International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 35, 2 (April 1994): 89-110See More
"Supervenience, Materialism, and Scepticism: Critiquing Some Key Epistemological Underpinnings of Chalmers' Dualistic Philosophy of Mind", in Knowledge and Belief: 26th International Wittgenstein Symposium, edited by Winfried Loeffler and Paul Weingartner (Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, Kirchberg am Weschel, Austria, 2003), 224-226 (refereed)
"Exclusivism, Pluralism, and Anarchy", in God Matters: Readings in the Philosophy of Religion, edited by Ray Martin and Chris Bernard (New York: Longman, 2003), 524-534 (invited)
"Religious Epistemology: An Introduction", in Philosophy of Religion: A Contemporary Reader and Guide, edited by William Lane Craig (Edinburgh University Press, 2001), 7-16 (also editor for the Religious Epistemology section; invited)
"Introduction" (co-authored with Philip L. Quinn), in The Philosophical Challenge of Religious Diversity (Oxford University Press, 2000), 1-28
Review of Paul Russell's The Riddle of Hume's Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion, Mind 124, 494 (April 2015): 675-679Review of Robert Fogelin's Hume's Skeptical Crisis: A Textual Study, Mind 124, 493 (January 2015): 331-334.
Review of Frederick F. Schmitt's Hume's Epistemology in the Treatise: A Veritistic Interpretation, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (September 2014): http://ndpr.nd.edu/news/50338-hume-s-epistemology-in-the-treatise/
Review of Louis Loeb's Reflection and the Stability of Belief, Hume Studies 39, 2 (November 2013): 257-260.
Review of Philip L. Quinn's Essays in the Philosophy of Religion, Faith and Philosophy (July 2010) 27, 3: 348-352.
Review of Fred Wilson's The External World and Our Knowledge of It: Hume's Critical Realism, an Exposition and Defence, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (September 2009): http://ndpr.nd.edu/review.cfm?id=17366
Review of Duncan Pritchard's Epistemic Luck, Mind 116, 464 (November 2007): 1159-1162.
Review of Paul Helm's Faith with Reason, International Philosophical Quarterly 42, 1 (March 2002): 126-128
Review of Paul Helm's Faith and Understanding, Theology Today 57, 3 (October 2000): 441-442
Review of Georges Dicker's Hume's Epistemology and Metaphysics: An Introduction, Hume Studies 25, 1/2 (April/November 1999): 250-255
Review of Keith Lehrer's Self-Trust: A Study of Reason, Knowledge, and Autonomy (co-authored with René van Woudenberg), Philosophical Books 40, 4 (October 1999): 252-256
Review of Daniel Howard-Snyder's The Evidential Argument from Evil, Faith and Philosophy 15, 1 (January 1998): 117-123
- Classical Philosophy (team taught on-line)
- Introduction to Ethics
- Introduction to Philosophy (regular and online)
- Epistemology/Theory of Knowledge
- Ethical Implications of Scientific Progress
- God and Evil in Logic and Literature
- Philosophy of Religion
- Philosophy of Science
- Renaissance and Enlightenment
- Skepticism in Film and Philosophy
- World Religions (online)