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Vallier Wins 2023 Sanders Philosophy of Religion Prize
Kevin Vallier, associate professor of philosophy at Bowling Green State University, is the winner of the 2023 Philosophy of Religion Prize from the Marc Sanders Foundation. (more…)
Play Based on Research by Dennett and LaScola to Open in NYC
“In the classic tale of religious conversion, finding God holds the promise of a life filled with purpose and meaning. But what happens when this transformation occurs in reverse, and a faith you have built your life around begins to fall away?” (more…)
Moral Dumbfounding and Philosophical Humility (guest post)
“I need to have the humility to recognize that, in this case, I have not found that truth, and that I may not ever find it. And it has also shown me that I need to be more generous to people who are dumbfounded by cases where I happen to have clear and consistent intuitions.” (more…)
Buchak Wins Inaugural Plantinga Prize
The American Philosophical Association (APA) has announced that Lara Buchak (Princeton University) is the winner of its inaugural Alvin Plantinga Prize. (more…)
Templeton Launches Experimental Philosophy of Religion Multi-Team Project
The John Templeton Foundation has awarded a $2,349,634, 3-year grant to Ian Church, assistant professor of philosophy at Hillsdale College, to lead a multi-team project on experimental philosophy of religion. (more…)
Anderson & Russell Win 2021 Sanders Prize in Philosophy of Religion
The Marc Sanders Foundation has announced that it has awarded its 2021 prize in Philosophy of Religion to Charity Anderson (Baylor University) and Jeffrey Sanford Russell (University of Southern California). (more…)
Nagasawa Wins £2.15 Million Grant to “Globalize” Philosophy of Religion
It is not uncommon to hear complaints that the subfield of philosophy of religion in the English-speaking world is overly focused on Christianity. A new project funded by a substantial grant aims to help change this. (more…)
Sanders Foundation Announces Philosophy of Religion Prize Winner
The 2019 Sanders Prize in Philosophy of Religion has been awarded to Marshall Thompson, a fourth-year graduate student in philosophy at Florida State University. (more…)
Post-Election Changes To Philosophy Curriculum By Subject: Philosophy of Religion
We continue our series of suggestions for reading materials and lessons for various philosophical subfields in light of Donald Trump’s victory in the recent election with philosophy of religion. (more…)
Templeton Funds Philosophy of Religion Chair at Rutgers
The Rutgers University Board of Governors approved the creation of the William P. Alston Chair for the Philosophy of Religion, according to a press release from the university. Alston taught at Rutgers from 1971 to 1976. (more…)
Why Are So Many Philosophers of Religion Theists?
72.8% of the 3226 philosophers who took the PhilPapers survey in 2009 said that they accept or lean towards atheism. Among philosophers of religion, though, 72.3% accept or lean towards theism. What explains this difference? Adriano Mannino considers the question in a post at the group blog Crucial Considerations. Of these figures, he writes:
On the face of it, t..
When Is Philosophical Agreement Suspicious?
Last week, in the post about philosophy of religion, I wrote:
For a few reasons, it is not a sociologically surprising fact that most philosophy of religion in the West today is conducted by Christian theists. But it is certainly philosophically surprising (bordering on philosophically suspect) that, of all the possible options for religious belief (which include n..
Do We Need Philosophy of Religion Anymore?
There has been some blogging recently about whether philosophy of religion should still be taught. The recent discussion appears to have been sparked by an interview that a blogger known as the Godless Skeptic conducted with Graham Oppy (Monash) about his recent book, Reinventing Philosophy of Religion, in which he objects to the homogeneity of the field, which is c..