Michael Bergmann

Michael Bergmann

Professor // Philosophy

Professor // SIS // Religious Studies

Professor // SIS

PhD, University of Notre Dame


Office Information

Office: BRNG 7140
Office Phone: (765) 494-4584
Office Fax: (765) 496-1616
E-mail: bergmann@purdue.edu


Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion

Selected Publications


Traditional Epistemic Internalism (co-edited with Brett Coppenger), Oxford University Press, 2016.

Reason and Faith: Themes from Swinburne (co-edited with Jeffrey Brower), Oxford University Press, 2016.

Challenges to Moral and Religious Belief: Disagreement and Evolution (co-edited with Patrick Kain), Oxford University Press, 2014.

    • Divine Evil?  The Moral Character of the God of Abraham (co-edited with Michael Murray and Michael Rea), Oxford University Press (2011).Justification Without Awareness, Oxford University Press (2006).


      • “Religious Disagreement and Rational Demotion,”
Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion, 6
      • (2015), 21-57."Divine Responsibility without Divine Freedom," (co-authored with Jan Cover) 
Faith and Philosophy
      •  23 (2006), 381-408."Defeaters and Higher-Level Requirements," 
The Philosophical Quarterly 
      • 55 (2005), 419-36."Epistemic Circularity: Malignant and Benign," 
Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 
      • 69 (2004), 709-27. "Skeptical Theism and Rowe’s New Evidential Argument from Evil," 
      • 35 (2001) 278-96."Externalism and Skepticism," 
The Philosophical Review
      •  109 (2000), 159-94.

Book Chapters

        • "Skeptical Theism and the Problem of Evil," 
Oxford Handbook to Philosophical Theology
        • , eds. Thomas Flint and Michael Rea (Oxford University Press, 2009), pp. 374-99."Externalist Responses to Skepticism," 
Oxford Handbook to Skepticism
        • , ed. John Greco (Oxford University Press, 2008), pp. 504-38.

Selected Honors and Awards

          • Principal Investigator for Grant on  “Knowing in Religion and Morality” (with Patrick Kain as Co-Principal Investigator), John Templeton Foundation ($500,000 project), 2010-2013University Faculty Scholar, Purdue University, 2004-2009Young Epistemologist Prize, Rutgers Epistemology Conference, 2003

Work in Progress

Responding to Skepticism: Radical, Moral, and Religious
          • , book manuscript.

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