John Pittard


Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Religion

Professor Pittard specializes in epistemology and the philosophy of religion. Much of his current research is focused on questions concerning the epistemic significance of disagreement with informed and intelligent interlocutors. He has published articles in The Philosophical QuarterlyThe Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, and Oxford Studies in Epistemology. He also has a chapter in Challenges to Moral and Religious Belief: Disagreement and Evolution (published by Oxford University Press) and a coauthored piece forthcoming in Mind. Prof. Pittard is currently working on a book on religious disagreement.

Interview: That Elusive Thing Called Certainty | Notes from the Quad


A.B. Harvard University
M.Div. Princeton Theological Seminary
Ph.D. Yale University.


Faith and the Will

Theological Predication and Divine Attributes

Philosophy of Religion

Science and Religion

The Problem of Evil

Disagreement, Fallibility, and Faith


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