Philosophy of Religion
The nature of God: omnipotence, omniscience, perfect goodness.
Philosophical analysis of religious assertions.
Free will and predestination.
The philosophy of Calvinism.
The epistemic status of the Bible.
Supralapsarianism vs Infralapsarianism.
Philosophy of Action
The relation between action and intention: does the intention determine the nature of the action?
The individuation of actions.
Cross-modal identity of actions.
When and where actions take place.
The nature of intentions.
The principle of double effect as applied to issues such as:
palliative fatal injections on those approaching the end of their lives;
collateral damage in warfare;
Research Group Membership
- Philosophy of Religion and Religious Communities: Defining Beliefs and Symbols
- Kit Fine on Neutral Relations
AHRC Scoping Study on Religious Symbolism and Discrimination
Application to the John Templeton Foundation for funding for a 15-month research project on nominalism and its implications (especially for philosophy of logic, philosophy of language, metaphysics, and religion).
External: Trinity college Dublin
Proposed collaboration on an AHRC-funded project on law, religion, and morality, to describe and analyse religious (Christian) answers to the question 'how far should the law reflect morality?'. Rejected by AHRC.