Andrew Chignell, "Hope Pessimism: The Kantian Mind at the End of All Things," in Faith, Hope and Love: The Theological Virtues and their Opposites (Springer 2022)
Alexander Englert, "How a Kantian Ideal Can Be Practical," in Inquiry
Andrew Chignell, "The Focus Theory of Hope," in The Philosophical Quarterly
Elizabeth Li, "Epistemological Aspects of Dialogue: Some Kierkegaardian Perspectives," in Religions
Andrew Chignell, "Kant, Wood and Moral Arguments," Kantian Review
Andrew Chignell, "Kant on Empirical Miracles: Rationalism, Freedom, and the Laws," Leibniz and Kant (OUP, 2021)
Andrew Chignell, "Knowledge, Anxiety, Hope: How Kant's First and Third Questions Relate (Keynote)," The Court of Reason: Proceedings of the 13th Annual International Kant Congress (De Gruyter: 2021)
Andrew Chignell, "Kantian Fallibilism: Knowledge, Certainty, Doubt," in Midwest Studies in Philosophy
Brendan Kolb and Andrew Chignell, "Philosophy of Religion in Modern European Thought 1600-1800," in The Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Religion (Wiley Blackwell, 2021)
Andrew Chignell, "Kinds and Origins of Evil," in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Jonathan Gold, "Wholesome Mind Ethics: A Buddhist Perspective," in The Journal of Value Inquiry.
Mark Johnston, "Is Hope for Another Life Rational?" in Contemporary Controversies in Philosophy of Religion, Paul Draper (ed).
Elizabeth Li, "Existence in the Thought and Theology of Hans Lassen Martensen," in Studia Theologica
Lara Buchak, "A Faithful Response to Disagreement," in The Philosophical Review.
Andrew Chignell, "Liturgical Philosophy of Religion: An Untimely Manifesto on Sincerity, Acceptance, and Hope," in The Future of the Philosophy of Religion (Springer, 2021)
Alexander Englert, "Philosophical Think Tanks," in Teaching Philosophy.
Elizabeth Li, "Of Clairvoyants and Mousvoyants: Kierkegaard’s Polemic against Speculative Philosophy in the “Telegraph Messages”," in Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook
Ryan Darr, "The Virtue of Justice and the Justice of Institutions," in The Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics
Katie Javanaud, "The World on Fire: A Buddhist Response to the Environmental Crisis," in Religions
Toni Alimi, "Covenants and Commands," in the Journal of Religious Ethics
Ryan Darr, "For the Sake of the Final End: Eudaimonism, Self-Orientation, and the Nature of Human Agency," in the Journal of Religious Ethics
Daniel Rubio, "In Defence of No Best World," in Australasian Journal of Philosophy
Farewell to Sara Aronowitz and Reza Hadisi. Thank you for all you contributed to 3PR and good luck in your new positions at Arizona!
3PR is pleased to welcome Alexander Englert and Elizabeth Li as our newest Postdoctoral Research Associates in Fall 2020
3PR is pleased to welcome Lara Buchak as Associate Director in Fall 2020. Prof. Buchak is appointed in the Department of Philosophy.
Recording Available: "Religion in the Modern University" Panel
A recording of 3PR's panel on "Religion in the Modern University" with Eddie S. Glaude, Zena Hitz, Jeffrey L. Stout, Nicholas Wolterstorff is now available. To watch click here
Andrew Chignell on PBS' Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan
3PR's Director Andrew Chignell discusses hope versus optimism and Anna Deavere Smith with Kelly Corrigan. They discuss how Andrew’s research surrounding hope and optimism aligns with Anna’s experience of storytelling. In particular, they speak to the important process of moving from despair to hope in storytelling on stage and in real life. See the clip here
Lara Buchak wins APA's inaugural Alvin Plantinga Prize
3PR's Associate Director Lara Buchak has been awarded the inaugural Alvin Plantinga Prize for her paper "Faith and Traditions" by the American Philosophical Association. Read more here:
Event: Translating Sanskrit Buddhist Philosophy for the Philosophy Curriculum
Friday February 18th 2022, 9am-8.30pm ET
Please join us for Princeton's Center for Culture, Society, and Religion's symposium focusing on a new translation of Vasubandhu's Twenty Verses and Exposition. Speakers include 3PR co-founders Andrew Chignell and Mark Johnston as well as 3PR affiliates. For more information click here
3PR's Ryan Darr published in The Washington Post
Ryan Darr's opinion piece on environmental ethics and the naming of sports teams "'Red Wolves' remains the best choice for the new name for the Washington Football Team" was recently published in The Washington Post. The article can be read here.
"Probing Ethics and the Environment through Religion" Princeton Alumni Weekly features 3PR's Ryan Darr
3PR's Ryan Darr and his course "Environmental Ethics and Modern Religious Thought" featured in the Princeton Alumni Weekly. Read the full article here
The Veritas Forum at Princeton University: On Good & Evil: Discussing the Nature of Morality and God
Thursday 18th November 7.30pm
3PR's Alexander Englert will be moderating a debate between C. Stephen Evans (Baylor University) and Gideon Rosen (Princeton University) on Good & Evil for The Veritas Forum at Princeton University. All PUID holders welcome to attend.
3PR Debate: Good God, Bad World?
April 29, 2021
A recording of 3PR's recent debate between Daniel Rubio (Princeton) and James Sterba (Notre Dame) is now available.
Thank you to all who attended!
Princeton Project in Philosophy and Religion awarded grant from John Templeton Foundation
3PR has been awarded a $234,000 grant from the John Templeton Foundation for the project:
"Building Collaborative Research Networks Across the Islamic Scholarly Tradition and Western Philosophy."
The goal of this two-year $234,000 grant from the John Templeton Foundation, “Building Collaborative Research Networks Across the Islamic Scholarly Tradition and Western Philosophy” is to further develop connections between these two traditions, particularly in the areas of epistemology, ethics, and the philosophy of religion.
Facilitated by 3PR's Director Professor Andrew Chignell (PI) and led by Kamal Ahmed (Research Associate in PPPR and Princeton’s Center for the Study of Religion), this two-year effort will sponsor original research and primary source translation as well as local reading groups and workshops.
The project will also sponsor two annual (hybrid virtual/in-person) meetings with the goal of establishing networks of early career scholars and senior faculty interested in collaborative research across the disciplines of Philosophy, Religion, and Near Eastern Studies/Islamic Studies.
The results will include a series of original scholarly contributions by Ahmed and others, as well as new networks of people in these fields who share the goal of learning from researchers in neighboring disciplines and traditions.
For the John Templeton Foundation's announcement click here.
Call for Abstracts:
Princeton Project in Philosophy and Religion/Rutgers Philosophy of Religion Incubator
Princeton Project in Philosophy and Religion (3PR) and Rutgers Center for Philosophy of Religion (RCPR) invite submissions of abstracts for an online incubator in philosophy of religion and related fields.
The goal of the incubator is to help bring ideas from early development to paper form. We expect submitted abstracts to be for projects in the early stage of development, and hope that the event will help authors bring their ideas to fruition.
Submissions are welcome from all, but those by early career researchers and those developing ideas in underexplored areas of philosophy of religion are especially welcome.
Submissions should be sent to email@example.com and be no longer than 500 words, prepared for blind review, and accompanied by a title page including author information.
Abstracts should be submitted by April 10th, 2021, 11:59 PM Eastern Time. Accepted speakers will be notified by April 21st, 2021. The conference will be held on May 17-18, 2021, via zoom.
For more details, click here
Sixth Joint Colloquium
12 March 2021
Anne Jeffrey presented on her and Thomas M. Ward's article "One Goodness, Many Goodnesses, and the Divine Idea Imitation Theory" at the 3PR and RCPR's sixth joint colloquium. We had a lively discussion although the colloquium continues to meet virtually.
Fifth Joint Colloquium
19 February 2021
At the 3PR and RCPR's fourth joint colloquium Terence Cuneo presented on “Blessing Things". We had a great discussion, even though we couldn't meet in person.
Fourth Joint Colloquium
29 January 2021
At the 3PR and RCPR's fourth joint colloquium Mark C. Murphy presented on “Owing God Worship". We had a great discussion, even though we couldn't meet in person.
Upcoming Event: 3PR Panel
The 3PR is pleased to announce that the virtual panel "Religion in the Modern University" with panelists Nicholas Wolterstorff, Eddie S. Glaude, Zena Hitz and Jeffrey L. Stout and chaired by Andrew Chignell will be taking place on March 24th 4pm-6pm.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information about the panel and to register click here.
Third Joint Colloquium
11 December 2020
At the 3PR and RCPR's third joint colloquium John Pittard presented on "Deceptive Worlds, Skepticism, and Axiarchism". We had a great discussion, although we couldn't meet in person.
Second Joint Colloquium
17 November 2020
3PR and RCPR met in our second joint colloquium to hear from Christina van Dyke on reason in medieval mysticism. We had a great discussion, even though we couldn't meet in person.
Global speakers join 3PR for Zoom Conference
The Princeton Project in Philosophy and Religion held the first part of its inaugural conference on October 30-31 via Zoom. The rest of the inaugural conference has been postponed to Fall 2021, when we hope to meet in person. We were pleased to host wonderful papers by the following speakers.
Caleb Cohoe, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Margaret Kamitsuka, Oberlin College
Sam Lebens, University of Haifa
Finlay Malcolm, University of Hertfordshire
Andrew Moon, Virginia Commonwealth University
Rory Phillips, University College London
Hope Sample, Grand Valley State University
Eric Steinhart, William Patterson University
First Joint Colloquium
25 September 2020
3PR and RCPR met in our first joint colloquium to hear from Tim Pawl on divine simplicity. We had a great discussion, even though we couldn't meet in person.
Beating the Route 1 Blues
5 December 2019
3PR welcomed Dean Zimmerman and other members of RCPR to the Tower Room for a discussion of the chapter on Panentheism, Occasionalism, and Omnisubjectivity in Bob Adams' manuscript yesterday - an auspicious beginning!