My new book, published by Public Philosophy Press, Reason and Proper Function: A Response to Alvin Plantinga, has been released. The book may be ordered on Amazon or from any book retailer. Here is a blurb from the back of the book. Philosopher, Edmund Gettier, famously challenged the sufficiency of the justified true belief (JTB)... Continue Reading →
This is an outline of my talk for the Sixth Annual Aquinas Leadership International Congress on May 3, 2019. Reason and It’s Other: The Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Introduction: The meaning of the title is inspired by a book I have been reading on post-Enlightenment German philosophy. Here is a quote from that book: “The issues... Continue Reading →
As an undergraduate philosophy student, one of my favorite things to do was to discuss difficult topics with likeminded people, whether it be fellow students, my professors, or random people at Starbucks. I can remember attending a conference at Arizona State University with Owen Anderson where Alvin Plantinga and Earnest Sosa were speaking. Owen and... Continue Reading →
I am presenting a paper on "The Good as Resistance to Secular Collectivism and Individualism" at the American Academy of Religion West Coast Regional conference on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Arizona State University.
Photo by Diego PH on Unsplash The audio recording may be found here. In my last episode, I spoke about reason in itself as the laws of thought. These laws are non-fallible first principles. They make thought possible. The next few episodes will describe how we use, fail to use, or misuse reason – the... Continue Reading →
I have started a podcast series on the topic of reason. Below is a transcript of the episode "Reason in Itself: A Definition." You can listen to the series here. Listen to this episode here. _____________________________ Welcome to my series on Reason. Today I will be talking about reason in itself or a definition of... Continue Reading →
Happy New Year! 2018 was a big year for local philosophy. The PVCC Public Philosophy lecture series hosted nine public lectures. In addition to the PVCC lecture series, I participated in the ASU Philosophy Out West lecture series and the GCC God and Truth panel discussion. Audio recordings of lectures from 2018 may be found... Continue Reading →
My book, Retrieving Knowledge: A Socratic Response to Skepticism, is available in paperback! It went to #1 in New Releases for Epistemology in the ebook format. Let's get it to #1 in New Releases in paperback. You can order it through the link on Public Philosophy Press, or through Amazon or Barnes and Noble.