Paul Draper

Paul Draper

Professor // Philosophy

Professor // SIS // Religious Studies

Professor // SIS

PhD, University of California, Irvine


Office Information

Office: BRNG 7130
Office Phone: (765) 496-9492


Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science

Selected Publications

Recent Papers

2017: “Atheism and AgnosticismThe Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. Edward N. Zalta.2017: “God, Evil, and the Nature of Light,” in the Cambridge Companion to the Problem of Evil, ed. Chad Meister and Paul Moser (Cambridge University Press).2016: “Where Skeptical Theism Fails, Skeptical Atheism Prevails,” in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion (Oxford University Press), Volume 7, pp. 63-80.2016: “Simplicity and Natural Theology,” in Reason and Faith: Themes from Richard Swinburne, ed. Michael Bergmann and Jeffrey E. Brower (Oxford University Press), pp. 48-63.2014: “Meet the New Skeptical Theism, Same as the Old Skeptical Theism,” in Skeptical Theism: New Essays, ed. Trent Dougherty and Justin McBrayer (Oxford University Press), pp. 164-177.2014:  “Confirmation Theory and the Core of CORNEA,” in Skeptical Theism: New Essays, ed. Trent Dougherty and Justin P. McBrayer (Oxford University Press), pp. 132-141.2013: “Diagnosing Bias in Philosophy of Religion” (with Ryan Nichols), The Monist 96.3, 422-448.2013: “The Limitations of Pure Skeptical Theism,” Res Philosophica 90, 97-111.

Edited Books

2017: Renewing Philosophy of Religion: Exploratory Essays, co-edited with J. L. Schellenberg, Oxford University Press.2010: A Companion to Philosophy of Religion, co-edited with Charles Taliaferro and Philip L. Quinn, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.2008: God or Blind Nature? Philosophers Debate the Evidence, The Secular Web

Work in Progress

     Current Controversies in Philosophy of Religion (edited), Routledge. Under contract.
     God and Evil: A Philosophical Inquiry.



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