Lecturer in Philosophy
(PhD University of St. Andrews)
tel: ++44 (0) 28 9097 3421
For the academic year 2012-13 I will be teaching Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy and the Good Life, and Philosophical Theology. I also regularly teach Metaphysics, and I have taught History of Philosophy (Kant section) in the past.
Metaphysics, especially time, properties, events, and the metaphysical implications of theism; Philosophy of Religion/Philosophical Theology, especially divine eternity, divine foreknowledge and human freedom, and theological anthropology. For the academic year 2011-12 I held an Oxford Templeton Research Fellowship at Hertford College, University of Oxford.
I am happy to supervise research students in any area of traditional Metaphysics, to include such topics as causation, material substances, events, persons, universals, time, and modality. I am also available to supervise research students in the Philosophy of Religion/Philosophical Theology, particularly in such topics as the divine attributes, the problem of divine foreknowledge and human freedom, the problem of evil, and philosophical issues attending theological anthropology. I am currently supervising two Ph.D. students, one working on the applicability of Kant’s thing in itself to contemporary metaphysics, and the other working on the metaphysics of mind required by McDowell’s conception of the relation between mind and world.