James Spiegel

Dr. Jim Spiegel

James Spiegel

Professor of Philosophy & Religion

Office Location: Ayres 103
Phone: (765) 998-5278
Email: jmspiegel@tayloru.edu

Specialties: aesthetics, apologetics, ethics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, popular culture


Major career accomplishments:

Current work

On the scholarly front, I have been doing a lot of work lately on the virtues, especially the intellectual virtue of open-mindedness. My long-term goal is to publish a monograph on the subject, with special attention to showing how open-mindedness and religious devotion are compatible. My next scholarly book, to be entitled Faithful Learning in Philosophy (P&R Press), will focus on how philosophical studies can inform Christian thought and practice. And my next book for a general readership will deal with the challenges of living Christianly in contemporary American culture and how failure to recognize the challenges to faith in our time often results in the abandonment of faith for many young converts.

Major career publications

  • "Unreasonable Doubt", Christianity Today (Spring 2011)
  • The Making of An Atheist: How Immorality Leads to Unbelief. Moody Press. 2010
  • "Berkeley's Immaterialism" chapter, published in Themes in Ancient and Modern Philosophy, edited by Jill Graper Hernandez. Kendall-Hunt. 2009
  • The Love of Wisdom. B&H Press (Spring 2009)
  • Gum, Geckos and God. Zondervan. 2008

Spiegel is the faculty advisor for Taylor's Ethics Bowl team.
Read about the 2015-2016 team.

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