portrait of Timothy H Pickavance

Timothy H Pickavance

Associate Professor of Philosophy

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.


  • American Philosophical Association
  • Evangelical Philosophical Society



  • The Atlas of Reality: A Complete Guide to Metaphysics (with Robert C. Koons, Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming, 2016)
  • Metaphysics: The Fundamentals, with Robert C. Koons (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015)


  • Wagering on Pragmatic Encroachment’ (with Daniel Eaton), Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion (Oxford, forthcoming)
  • ‘The Natural View of Properties of Identity’, in Robert Garcia (ed.), Substance (Philosophia Verlag, forthcoming)
  • ‘Evidence Against Pragmatic Encroachment’ (with Daniel Eaton), Philosophical Studies (forthcoming)
  • ‘Individuation and Incarnation’, in Richard Brian Davis and Paul Gould (eds.), Loving God with Your Mind: Essays in Honor of J. P. Moreland (Moody, 2014)
  • ‘Bare Particulars and Exemplification’, American Philosophical Quarterly 51.2 (2014)
  • ‘Skeptics Can Win (But Almost Never Will)’, Philosophical Papers 40.3 (2011)
  • ‘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 25.1 (2009)
  • ‘The Farewell to Leibnizian Essences Matured’, Philosophia Christi 6.1 (2004)
  • ‘Bare Particulars and Individuation’ (with J. P. Moreland), Australasian Journal of Philosophy 81.1 (2003)
  • “The Natural View of Properties of Identity”, in Robert Garcia (ed.), Substance (Munich: Philosophia Verlag, forthcoming)
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