Book (in progress)

            The Excellent Mind: Intellectual Virtues for Everyday Life

·         An introduction to intellectual character virtues written for a general audience.

Edited Book

Is Goodness without God Good Enough?, ed. with Robert K. Garcia (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008). Contributors include: Louise Antony, William Lane Craig, John Hare, Donald C. Hubin, Paul Kurtz, C. Stephen Layman, Mark Murphy, and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong.


1.       “If at First You Don’t Succeed... Reflections on Intellectual Perseverance,” forthcoming in Heather Battaly (ed.), The Routledge Companion to Virtue Epistemology (London: Routledge Press). [Coming Soon]

2.       “Disagreement and the Epistemology of Theology” (with Thomas Kelly) forthcoming in Fred Aquino and William Abraham (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the Epistemology of Theology (Oxford University Press)[Coming Soon]

3.       “Religious Skepticism and Higher-Order Evidence,” Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion, volume 7 (2016): 126-156. [Coming soon]

4.       “‘Why Can’t We Be Friends?’ Reflections on Empirical Psychology and Virtue Epistemology,” in Christian Miller, Michael Furr, Angela Knobel, and William Fleeson (eds.), The Character Project: New Perspectives in Psychology, Philosophy, and Theology (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015). 288-314. [Coming soon]

5.   “Toward Intellectually Virtuous Discourse: Two Vicious Fallacies and the Virtues that Inhibit Them,” (with Robert K. Garcia), in Jason Baehr (ed.) Educating for Intellectual Virtues: Applying Virtue Epistemology to Educational Theory and Practice (London: Routledge Press, 2015). 202-220. [Coming soon]

6.       “Conscientious Self-Reflection to the Rescue?” (with Josh Orozco), European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 6:4 (2014). [Coming soon]

7.       “Perseverance as an Intellectual Virtue,” Synthese 191 (2014), 15: 3779-3801. Link to the definitive version (“Erratum to Perseverance as an Intellectual Virtue”): [Pre-Print] [Print:

8.       “Responsibilist Virtue Epistemology: A Reply to the Situationist Challenge,” The Philosophical Quarterly 64, 255 (2014): 243-253. [Coming Soon]

9.       “Getting Our Minds Out of the Gutter: Fallacies that Foul Our Discourse, and Virtues that Clean it Up” (with Robert K. Garcia), in Michael Austin (ed.), Virtues in Action (Palgrave MacMillan, 2013), 190-206. [Pre-print]

10.   “Disagreement: The Skeptical Arguments from Peerhood and Symmetry,” in Diego Machuca (ed.), Disagreement and Skepticism (London: Routledge, 2013), 193-217. [Coming soon]

11.   “Disagreement: What’s the Problem? or A Good Peer is Hard to Find,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, vol. LXXXV (2012) No. 2, 249-72. [Pre-Print]

12.   “McGrath on Moral Knowledge,” Journal of Philosophical Research 36 (2011), 218-33. (Published with a reply by Sarah McGrath along with my rejoinder.)

13.   “Religious Diversity and its Challenges to Religious Belief,” Philosophy Compass 3:4 (2008), 830-53.

Reviews and Short Articles

“Thinking Better of Others,” The Table (forthcoming)

 “Winners Never Quit (Except when they Do): Reflections on Intellectual Perseverance,” The Table. Stable URL:

Entries in Robert Audi (ed.), The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy (3rd ed., 2015): “Religious Epistemology,” “Philosophical Theology.”

Review of Richard Feldman and Ted A. Warfield (eds.), Disagreement (Oxford 2010), Mind 121 (483):808-812 (2012) (with Nathan Ballantyne).

Review of John Bishop, Believing By Faith (New York: Oxford, 2007), Religious Studies Review 34:1 (2008), 35-36.

Review of Joseph L. Camp, Confusion: A Study in the Theory of Knowledge (Cambridge, MA: Harvard, 2002) in Philosophical Books 44:3 (2003), 261-63.

Review of Hillary Kornblith, Epistemology: Internalism and Externalism (Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2000) in Philosophia Christi 5:1 (2003), 295-301.