portrait of Timothy H Pickavance

Timothy H Pickavance

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Co-chair, Philosophy Department

  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A., Biola University
  • B.S., University of North Texas

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Dr. Pickavance is broadly interested in the core areas of analytic philosophy, though he specializes in metaphysics. After completing the MA in Philosophy here at Talbot, he found himself in Austin at the University of Texas, where he earned his Ph.D. in 2008. He is thrilled to be a part of Biola and Talbot, contributing to the development of Christian philosophers who want to impact our culture in various venues, from academia to their churches to their personal friendships.


  • Society of Christian Philosophers
  • Evangelical Philosophical Society


  • The Fundamentals of Metaphysics, with Robert C. Koons (Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming)

  • “The Natural View of Properties of Identity”, in Robert Garcia (ed.), Substance (Munich: Philosophia Verlag, forthcoming)

  • Skeptics Can Win (But Almost Never Will), Philosophical Papers 40.3 (2011), special issue on the Problem of the Criterion, edited by Mark Nelson

  • “In Defense of 'Partially Clad' Bare Particulars,” Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 89.1 (2009)

  • “Burying Your Head in the Sandman”, in Ben Dyer (ed.), Supervillains and Philosophy (Chicago: Open Court Publishing, 2009)

  • “Properties of Identity and Trivial Indiscernibility,” Southwest Philosophy Review, (Winter 2008)

  • “The Farewell to Leibnizian Essences Matured,” Philosophia Christi 6.1 (2004), pp. 95-100

  • “Bare Particulars and Individuation” (with J.P. Moreland), Australasian Journal of Philosophy 81.1 (2003), pp. 1-13

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