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Michael Bergmann

Michael Bergmann


PhD, University of Notre Dame

Curriculum Vitae
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Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion

Selected Publications


  • Divine Evil?  The Moral Character of the God of Abraham (co-edited with Michael Murray and Michael Rea), Oxford University Press (2011).
  • Justification Without Awareness, Oxford University Press (2006).


  • "Rational Disagreement after Full Disclosure," Episteme 6 (2009), 336-53. 
  • "Divine Responsibility without Divine Freedom," (co-authored with Jan Cover) Faith and Philosophy 23 (2006), 381-408.
  • "Defeaters and Higher-Level Requirements," The Philosophical Quarterly 55 (2005), 419-36.
  • "Epistemic Circularity: Malignant and Benign," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 69 (2004), 709-27. 
  • "Skeptical Theism and Rowe’s New Evidential Argument from Evil," Noûs 35 (2001) 278-96.
  • "Externalism and Skepticism," The Philosophical Review 109 (2000), 159-94.

Book Chapters

  • "Skeptical Theism and the Problem of Evil," Oxford Handbook to Philosophical Theology, eds. Thomas Flint and Michael Rea (Oxford University Press, 2009), pp. 374-99.
  • "Externalist Responses to Skepticism," Oxford Handbook to Skepticism, ed. John Greco (Oxford University Press, 2008), pp. 504-38.

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Principal Investigator for Grant on  “Knowing in Religion and Morality” (with Patrick Kain as Co-Principal Investigator), John Templeton Foundation ($500,000 project), 2010-2013
  • University Faculty Scholar, Purdue University, 2004-2009
  • Young Epistemologist Prize, Rutgers Epistemology Conference, 2003

Work in Progress

  • "Externalist Justification and the Role of Seemings”
  • "Phenomenal Conservatism and Internalism's Dilemma"