© 2018 JUSTIN MCBRAYER
 

RESEARCH

Philosophy in the Public Sphere
 
"Varieties of Moral Relativism," Emergence of Relativism Project, University of Vienna, Austria
 
"The Case for Preserving Bears Ears," (with Sarah Roberts-Cady) Ethics, Policy & Environment, March 2018
 
"The Morality of Getting Divorced," Philosophy Now, June/July 2017
"Why Should the Line be Drawn at Chemical Weapons?" The Denver Post, April 2017
"Why Christians Must Reject Alternative Facts," Dallas News, February 2017
 
"Africa & the Problem of Evil," The Critique, September/October 2016
"Guns on the Free Market?  Sure, if the Penalty for Sellers is Stiff," The Orlando Sentinel, August 2016.
 
"This Land is Your Land. Or is it?" New York Times, January 2016
 
"Why Our Children Don't Think there are Moral Facts,New York Times, March 2015 [29th most-read story for 2015; short video on the same topic here]
 
Metaphysics
 

"A Value Argument Against Incompatibilism," Philosophical Inquiry.

 
Epistemology

"A Phenomenal Defense of Reflective Equilibrium," (with Weston Ellis) Journal of Philosophical Research

 

"What Quantum Mechanics Doesn't Show," (with Dugald Owen) Teaching Philosophy

 

"The Epistemology of Geneologies," Explaining Religion: Cognitive Science of Religion and Naturalism

 

"Process Reliabilism, Virtue Reliabilism, and the Value of Knowledge," The Southern Journal of Philosophy

 

Moral Epistemology

 

"A Posteriori Moral Knowledge," International Encyclopedia of Ethics (Blackwell) [email for information as copyright prohibits public posting]

 

"Moral Perception and the Causal Objection," Ratio

 

"A Limited Defense of Moral Perception," Philosophical Studies

 

 

Philosophy of Religion

 

"The X-Claim Argument Against Religion Offers Nothing New," (with Weston Ellis) International Journal for Philosophy of Religion

 

Ignorance in the Religious Life," The Epistemic Dimensions of Ignorance

 

"The Wager Renewed: Believing in God is Good for You,” Science, Religion & Culture

 

"Skepticism about the Argument from Divine Hiddenness," (with Philip Swenson) Religious Studies

 

Perceiving God: Epistemic Direct Realism and Religious Belief,” Southwest Philosophy Review

 

On ‘A Molinist-Style Response to Schellenberg,’ by Michael Thune,” Southwest Philosophy Review

 

The Problem of Evil

 

"A General Introduction to the Problem of Evil," a video for the University of Edinburgh

 

The Blackwell Companion to the Problem of Evil (edited with Daniel Howard-Snyder) Blackwell

 

"Counterpart & Appreciation Theodocies," in The Blackwell Companion to the Problem of Evil

 

Evidential Arguments from Evil and the ‘Seeability’ of Compensating Goods,Auslegung

 

Skeptical Theism

 

Skeptical Theism: New Essays (edited with Trent Dougherty) Oxford University Press (OUP blog entry here).

 

Skeptical Theism: An Historical View,” The History of Evil, Volume 6: Evil from the Mid-20th-Century to Today, Meister & Taliaferro (series editors), Gellman (volume editor), Acumen Press [not yet in print]

 

"Are Skeptical Theists Really Skeptical? Sometimes Yes, and Sometimes No," International Journal for Philosophy of Religion  [email for information as copyright prohibits public posting]

 

"Skeptical Theism," Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

 

"Skeptical Theism," Philosophy Compass

 

"CORNEA and Inductive Evidence," Faith & Philosophy

 

 

Ethics

 

Introducing Ethics: A Critical Thinking Approach with Readings (with Peter Markie) Oxford University Press

 

"Rights, Indirect Harms, and the Non-identity Problem," Bioethics

 

"Foetal Personhood, Vagueness, and Abortion," Australian Journal of Professional & Applied Ethics

 

 

Book Reviews

 

Review (with Theresa O'Hare) of Challenges to Moral and Religious Belief edited by Bergmann and Kain, Analysis

 

Review of Pragmatic Encroachment, Religious Belief, and Practice by Aaron Rizzieri, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

 

Review (with Douglas Moore) of Religious Faith & Intellectual Virtue edited by Callahan and O'Connor, Religious Studies

 

Review (with Caleb Ontiveros) of What's Wrong with Homosexuality? by John Corvino, Social Theory & Practice

Aristotle says that philosophy begins in wonder.  As it turns out, I couldn't restrict my wonder to just one domain of philosophy!  As a result, my research ranges from philosophy of religion to epistemology to ethics.  But no matter the field, my goal is to produce clear, non-technical philosophy that helps us to think better about the world in which we find ourselves.  In recognition of this work, I received the university-wide research award in 2018-19.