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John Wingard


Professor of Philosophy John Wingard

Professor of Philosophy
Dean of Humanities

On faculty since 2007

 

706.419.1625
john.wingard@covenant.edu

 

Education

Ph.D., University of Miami, 1997

M.A., University of Miami, 1993

M.Div., Reformed Theological Seminary, 1988

B.A., Belhaven College, 1984

 

Professional Interests

My research interests are primarily in epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of religion. Recently I have been particularly concerned with skepticism about the reliability of our native (i.e. God-given) cognitive faculties, the issue of how gratitude and ingratitude affect cognition, the relation between God and possible worlds, and the constitution view of the human person. I am also deeply interested in early modern philosophy, and especially the work of Thomas Reid and Scottish common sense philosophy.

 

 

Personal Interests

Although I love hanging out with students (especially over coffee!), I love even more hanging out with my wife, Barbara, our three children (Benjamin, Megan, and Joshua), and Wrigley (our dog that's half beagle and half dachshund). Involvement in the local church - especially corporate worship - is a huge passion of mine. I also immensely enjoy playing the piano, listening to music, reading theology, and rooting for the Cubs.

 

Professional Membership

  • Society of Christian Philosophers
  • Evangelical Philosophical Society
  • Evangelical Theological Society

 

Selected Publications

  • "Sin and the Trustworthiness of Our Cognitive Endowment" Philosophia Christi 6 (2004): 249-62.
  • "Reliability in Plantinga's Account of Epistemic Warrant," Principia 6 (December, 2002): 249-77.
  • "Is Proper Function Necessary for Epistemic Warrant?" Southwest Philosophy Review 16 (July, 2000): 133-41.
  • "Proper Functionalism, Reliability, and Degrees of Epistemic Warrant," The Southern Journal of Philosophy, 37 (1999): 653-64.
  • "On a Not Quite Yet 'Victorious' Modal Version of the Ontological Argument for the Existence of God," International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 33 (1993): 47-57.

 

Fall 2014 Courses

PHI101 Introduction to Philosophy

PHI102 Intro to Logic/Crit Thinking

PHI302 Metaphysics

 

 


Chapel Faculty Lecture Series on iTunes U
Title Length
Worship and the Academic Discipline of Philosophy  Christian college faculty

28:36