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portrait of Timothy H Pickavance

Timothy H Pickavance

Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Ethics

  • 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.

Affiliations

  • Society of Christian Philosophers
  • Evangelical Philosophical Society

Awards and Honors

  • 2012: Analytic Theology Project Cluster Group Grant (with Jason McMartin)
  • 2012: Faculty Research & Development Grant
  • 2010: Faculty Research & Development Grant, Biola University
  • 2007: University Continuing Fellowship, University of Texas, Academic Year 2007-8
  • 2006: Cogburn Philosophical Foundations Essay Prize for "Soames on Strong Two-Dimensionalism"
  • 2003: Research Internship (a University of Texas Fellowship) with Robert Koons, Academic Year 2003-4
  • 2000: Jack Johnson Memorial Award in Economics, University of North Texas
  • 1997: Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science Alumni Scholarship, University of North Texas, Academic Years 1997-8, 1998-9, 1999-2000

Publications

Books

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

Articles

  • “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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