Richard Brian Davis

Academic

Philosophy of Religion

  • “Evil and Agent-Causal Theism.” In W. Paul Franks, ed., Explaining Evil: Four Views. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019, pp. 11-28. [ pdf ]

  • “Samuel Clarke.” In R. Douglas Geivett, ed., Christian Apologists and their Critics. Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming. [ draft ]

  • “Plantinga’s Defence and His Theodicy are Incompatible” (with Paul Franks). In Klaas J. Kraay, ed., Does God Matter: Essays on the Axiological Consequences of Theism. New York: Routledge Press, 2018, pp. 302-223. [ pdf ]

  • “Counterpossibles and the ‘Terrible’ Divine Command Deity” (with Paul Franks). Religious Studies 51 (2015): 1–19. [ pdf ]

  •  “A Perspective on ‘Perspectival Factualism’: Response to Paul Gould.” Academic Disciplines and the Christian Scholar Project (2015); epsociety.org. [ pdf ]

  •  “On Jesus, Derrida, and Dawkins: Rejoinder to Joshua Harris” (with Paul Franks). Philosophia Christi 16 (2014): 175-181. [ pdf ]

  • “Layman’s Lapse: On an Incomplete Moral Argument for Theism” (with Paul Franks). Philo 16 (2013): 170-179. [ pdf ]

  • “Against a Postmodern Pentecostal Epistemology” (with Paul Franks). Philosophia Christi 15 (2013): 129–145. [ pdf ]

  • “What Place, Then, for Rational Apologetics?” (with Paul Franks). In Paul M. Gould and Richard Brian Davis, eds., Loving God with Your Mind: Essays in Honor of J. P. Moreland. Chicago: Moody Press, 2013, pp. 127–140. [ pdf ]

  • “Christian Philosophy: For Whose Sake?” Christ-Shaped Philosophy Project (2013); epsociety.org. [ pdf ]

  • “What Counts as Christian Philosophy?” Christ-Shaped Philosophy Project (2013); epsociety.org. [ pdf ]

  • “Oppy and Modal Theistic Proofs.” Philosophia Christi 11 (2009): 437-444. [ pdf ]

  • “God and Modal Concretism.” Philosophia Christi 10 (2008): 57-74. [ pdf ]

  • “God and Counterpossibles.” Religious Studies 42 (2006): 371–391. [ pdf ]

  • “Haecceities, Individuation, and the Trinity: A Reply to Keith Yandell.” Religious Studies 38 (2002): 201–213. [pdf]

  • “Can There be an ‘Orthodox’ Postmodern Theology?” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 45 (2002): 111-123. [ pdf ]

  • “James Fodor’s Christian Theory of Truth: Is it Christian?” (with David S. Brown). Heythrop Journal 41 (2000): 436–448. [pdf]

  • “Zagzebski and Interesting Counterpossibles.” Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 71 (1997): 125-136. [ abstract ]

  • “Bonaventure and the Arguments for the Impossibility of an Infinite Temporal Regression.” American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 70 (1996): 361-380. [ abstract ]

  • “Time, Infinity, and the Creation of the Universe: A Study in Al-Kindi’s First Philosophy. Auslegung 21 (1996): 1-18. [ pdf ]

  • “Modality and Eternity: Averroes on the Eternity of the World.” Lyceum 6 (1994): 21-40. [ pdf ]

Metaphysics

  • “Where the Bootstrapping Really Lies: A Neo-Aristotelian Reply to Panchuk” (with Paul M. Gould). International Philosophical Quarterly 57 (2017): 415-428. [ pdf ]

  • “Are Bare Particulars Constituents?” Acta Analytica 28 (2013): 395–410. [ pdf ]

  • “How to Individuate Universals—Or Not.” Axiomathes 23 (2012): 551-566. [ abstract ]

  • “A Puzzle for Particulars?” (with David S. Brown). Axiomathes 18 (2008): 49–65. [ pdf ]

  • “Is Socrates a Predicate?” Metaphysica 7 (2006): 5–18. [ pdf ]

  • “The Brave New Bare Particularism.” The Modern Schoolman 81 (2004): 267–273. [ pdf ]

  • “‘Partially Clad’ Bare Particulars Exposed.” Australasian Journal of Philosophy 82 (2003): 534–548. [ pdf ]

Ethics

  • “The Principlism Debate: A Critical Overview.” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 20 (1995): 85-105. [ abstract ]

Philosophy & Popular Culture

  • “Magneto, Mutation, and Morality.” In Rebecca Housel and J. Jeremy Wisnewski, eds., X-Men and Philosophy. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009, pp. 125-139. [ pdf ]

  • “Beyond the Call of Duty.” In Jennifer Hart Weed, Ronald Weed, and Richard Davis, ads. 24 and Philosophy: The World According to Jack. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008, pp. 31-42. [ pdf ]