Ross Frederick Wicks Distinguished Professor in Philosophy and Religion, Ursinus College
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’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.