Paul Draper

Department Information

Religious Studies // SIS // Faculty
Philosophy // Faculty

Office Information

  • Specialization

  • Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science

  • Selected Publications


    • "Probabilistic Arguments for Multiple Universes” (with Kai Draper and Joel Pust), Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 88.3 (2007): 288-307.
    • "Cosmic Fine-Tuning and Terrestrial Suffering: Parallel Problems for Naturalism and Theism,”American Philosophical Quarterly 41.4 (2004): 311-321.
    • "Irreducible Complexity and Darwinian Gradualism: A Reply to Michael J. Behe,” Faith and Philosophy 22 (2002): 3-21.
    • "God and Perceptual Evidence,” International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 32 (1992): 149-165.
    • "Hume’s Reproduction Parody of the Design Argument,” History of Philosophy Quarterly 8 (1991): 135-148.
    • "Pain and Pleasure: An Evidential Problem for Theists,” Nous 23 (1989): 331-350.

    Book Chapters

    • "The Problem of Evil,” in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Theology, ed. Thomas P. Flint and Michael Rea (Oxford University Press, 2009), pp. 332-351.
    • "God, Science, and Naturalism,” in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion, ed. William J. Wainwright, Oxford Reference Library of Philosophy, ed. Paul K. Moser (Oxford University Press, 2005), pp. 272-303.
    • "The Skeptical Theist,” in The Evidential Argument from Evil, ed. Daniel Howard-Snyder (Indiana University Press, 1996), pp. 175-192.

    Edited Books

    Recent Professional Activities

    • Skeptical Theism Fellow, University of Notre Dame, 2011-2012.
    • Alvin Plantinga Fellow, University of Notre Dame, 2010-2011. 
    • Editor, Philo: A Journal of Philosophy, 2007-2012.
    • President, Society for Philosophy of Religion, 2008-2009.

    Work in Progress

    • Book: The Evidential Problem of Evil.

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