God and Interpersonal KnowledgeRes Philosophica 95 (3): 421-447. 2018.Recent epistemology offers an account of what it is to know other persons. Such views hold promise for illuminating several issues in philosophy of religion, and for advancing a distinctive approach to religious epistemology. This paper develops an account of interpersonal knowledge, and clarifies its relation to propositional and qualitative knowledge. I then turn to our knowledge of God and God's knowledge of us, and compare my account of interpersonal knowledge with important work by Eleonore…Read more
Knowledge, Belief, and God: New Insights in Religious Epistemology (edited book)Oxford University Press. 2018.Recent decades have seen a fertile period of theorizing within mainstream epistemology which has had a dramatic impact on how epistemology is done. Investigations into contextualist and pragmatic dimensions of knowledge suggest radically new ways of meeting skeptical challenges and of understanding the relation between the epistemological and practical environment. New insights from social epistemology and formal epistemology about defeat, testimony, a priority, probability, and the nature of ev…Read more
Disagreement, Deference, and Religious Commitment, by John Pittard (review)Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (09.07). 2020.
This chapter covers contemporary work on disagreement, detailing both the conceptual and normative issues in play in the debates in mainstream analytic epistemology, and how these relate to religious diversity and disagreement. §1 examines several sorts of disagreement, and considers several epistemological issues: in particular, what range of attitudes a body of evidence can support, how to understand higher-order evidence, and who counts as an epistemic “peer”. §2 considers how these questions…Read more
Seattle Pacific UniversityDepartment of PhilosophyAssociate Professor
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Department of Philosophy
Seattle, Washington, United States of America