Stewart Goetz

Stewart Goetz

Visiting Research Fellow (Spring 2013)

Stewart Goetz (Ph.D. University of Notre Dame; M. Litt. Oxford University) is the Ross Frederick Wicks Distinguished Professor in Philosophy and Religion at Ursinus College, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has written extensively on the freedom of choice and the nature of the self. His books include Naturalism (co-authored with Charles Taliaferro, Eerdmans, 2008), Freedom, Teleology, and Evil (Continuum, 2008), The Soul Hypothesis (co-edited with Mark Baker, Continuum, 2011), A Brief History of the Soul (co-authored with Charles Taliaferro, Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), The Purpose of Life: A Theistic Perspective (Continuum, 2012), and The Routledge Companion to Theism (co-edited with Charles Taliaferro and Victoria Harrison, Routledge, 2012). Goetz has also authored numerous papers and reviews in philosophical journals such as American Philosophical Quarterly, Christian Scholar’s Review, Faith and Philosophy, Mind, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Studies, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Philosophia Christi, and Religious Studies. Goetz has written chapters for books published by university presses such as Cornell University Press and Oxford University Press, and is the senior editor of the Continuum book series Continuum Studies in Philosophy and Religion. Goetz’s teaching interests include courses on freedom and determinism, the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of religion, and the meaning of life. Goetz is a recipient of the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching.


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