Daniel Howard-Snyder Western Washington University
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I am Professor of Philosophy at Western Washington University. I have a PhD from Syracuse University and a BA from Seattle Pacific University. My primary research interests are in philosophy of religion, philosophical theology, and epistemology. I am the editor or co-editor of The Evidential Argument from Evil (Indiana 1996), Faith, Freedom, and Rationality (Rowman & Littlefield 1996), Divine Hiddenness: New Essays (Cambridge 2002), The Companion to the Problem of Evil (Blackwell 2013) and a special issue of Religious Studies entitled J.L. Schellenberg's Philosophy of Religion (2013). I have published articles in, among other places, Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Southern Journal of Philosophy, American Philosophical Quarterly, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Erkenntnis, Journal of Philosophical Research, International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion, Religious Studies, Sophia, Faith and Philosophy, European Journal for the Philosophy of Religion, and Philosophia Christi. Current main projects include continued work on evil and divine hiddenness, agnosticism, faith as a psychological attitude (faith that, faith in, and faithfulness to), and intellectual humility. Minor projects involve foundationalism, infinitism, the epistemic implications of the cognitive science of religion, Plantinga's evolutionary argument against naturalism, debunking arguments in general, the fine-tuning argument, and so on. I am a team member of three Templeton projects: (i) The Intellectual Humility Project, (ii) The Development, Validation, and Dissemination of Measures of Intellectual Humility and Humility, and (iii) The Nature and Value of Faith. I am the coordinator of WWU's Bellingham Lectures in Philosophy and Religion and a faculty co-advisor, with Frances Howard-Snyder, of the WWU Theistic Thinkers student club.