Faculty of Arts - Humanities


Professor John Bishop

BA (ANU) , PhD (Cambridge)

Professor of Philosophy ,
Postgraduate Adviser  Philosophy (BA(Hons),
MA)

Professor John Bishop

Humanities, Philosophy

Email: jc.bishop@auckland.ac.nz

Extension: 87611 (ph + 64 9 373 7599)

Location:
Arts 2
18 Symonds St
Level 3
Room 325



Research interests

Philosophy of religion; philosophy of action.

 

Current research

My most recent work has been in the philosophy of religion, and has resulted in a book Believing by Faith (Oxford University Press, 2007).

 

Professor John Bishop's Research

Recent publications

Bishop, J., “Exercising Control in Practical Reasoning: Problems for Naturalism about Agency", Philosophical Issues [supplement to Noûs], forthcoming 2012.

Bishop, J., "Theism and Evidence", in C. Taliaferro, V. Harrison, and S. Goetz, (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Theism, London, Routledge, forthcoming.

Bishop, J., “Exercising Control in Practical Reasoning: Problems for Naturalism about Agency", Philosophical Issues [supplement to Noûs], forthcoming 2012.

Bishop, J., "Theism and Evidence", in C. Taliaferro, V. Harrison, and S. Goetz, (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Theism, London, Routledge, forthcoming.

BISHOP, J.  ‘Solomon on Spirituality’ in K. Higgins and D.Sherman, eds, Passion, Death and Spirituality. Sophia Studies in Cross-cultural Philosophy of Traditions and Cultures 1. Dordrecht, Springer, 2012.  DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-4650-3-18

BISHOP, J.  Michael Thompson, Life and Action: Elementary Structures of Practice and Practical Thought(Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008). Review in Ethics 122.1, 168-175, 2011.

BISHOP, J.  ‘Philosophy and Religious Commitment’ in Paulo Diego Bubbio and Philip Andrew Quadrio, eds, The Relationship of Philosophy to Religion Today, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011, 26-52.  Isbn13: 978-1-4438-2664-8; Isbn: 1-4438-2664-2

BISHOP, J. and K. PERSZYK, ‘The Normatively Relativised Logical Argument from Evil’ International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 70.2, 109-126, 2011. DOI: 10.1007/s11153-010-9282-1

BISHOP, J.  ‘Secular Spirituality and the Logic of Giving Thanks’, Sophia 49.4, 523-34, 2010

http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1007/s11841-010-0216-2

BISHOP, J.  ‘Scepticism about natural agency and the Causal Theory of Action’ in Jesús H. Aguilar and Andrei A. Buckareff, eds, Causing Human Actions: New Perspectives on the Causal Theory of Action, Cambridge, MA, M.I.T. Press (A Bradford book), 2010, 69-83.

BISHOP, J. ‘Faith’, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2010 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), forthcoming URL = <http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/fall2010/entries/faith/>.  First published 23 June 2010.

BISHOP, J. ‘John Bishop’ in Jesús H. Aguilar and Andrei A. Buckareff, eds, Philosophy of Action: 5 Questions, LaVergne, TN, Automatic Press/ Vince Inc Press (VIP), 2009, 1-15  ISBN-10 87-92130-08-9  ISBN-13 978-87-92130-08-2

BISHOP, J.  ‘Towards a Religiously Adequate Alternative to omniGod Theism’, Sophia 48.4, 419-33, 2009.  DOI: 10.1007/s11841-009-0130-7

BISHOP, J.  ‘How a Modest Fideism may Constrain Concepts of God: a Christian Alternative to Classical Theism’, Philosophia 35, 387-402, 2007.

BISHOP, J.  ‘On the importance of reconciling two models of causality in agency’ in Anton Leist, ed., Action in Context, De Gruyter, Berlin/New York, 2007, 154-162.  ISBN 978-3-11-018893-6

BISHOP, J., ‘Alternatives to the Omni-God’ in G.Lee Bowie, Meredith W.Michaels and Robert C. Solomon, eds, Twenty Questions – an Introduction to Philosophy, 6th edition, Wadsworth, 2007, 69-72.  ISBN-10: 0495007110.

Bishop, John, Believing by Faith. An Essay in the Epistemology and Ethics of Religious Belief. Clarendon Press, Oxford, 2007, pp 272.

Bishop, John, "The Philosophy of Religion: A Programmatic Overview", in Philosophy Compass, 1, 506-534, 2006.

Bishop, John, "Revisionary theology: realism and non-realism", in R. Pelly and P. Stuart (eds.), A Religious Atheist? Critical Essays on the Work of Lloyd Geering, Dunedin, Otago University Press, 2006, 99-110.

Professor John Bishop's Recent Publications

Current teaching


Philosophy
Course Title Availability in 2014
PHIL 207 Philosophy of Religion Semester 2
PHIL 218 Problems in Epistemology Semester 1
PHIL 327 Philosophy of Religion Semester 2
PHIL 338 Problems in Epistemology Semester 1
PHIL 743 Philosophy of Religion 2 Semester 2


Professor John Bishop's Teaching


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