Recent Publications

  • Mark Johnston, "Is Hope for Another Life Rational?" by Mark Johnston in Contemporary Controversies in Philosophy of Religion, Paul Draper (ed).

News

Mark Johnston interviewed by the Oxford Review of Books Part 2

Spring 2021

Metaphysical Dangers and the Danger of Metaphysics: An Interview with Mark Johnston

Princeton Project in Philosophy and Religion awarded grant from John Templeton Foundation

The PPPR 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 PPPR'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/Rutgers Philosophy of Religion Incubator 

Princeton Project in Philosophy and Religion (PPPR) 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 pppr@princeton.edu 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.

 

Those interested in attending the incubator may register here. Those with questions may contact us at pppr@princeton.edu or Daniel Rubio at dkrubio@princeton.edu.

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 PPPR 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 PPPR 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 PPPR 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: ​PPPR Panel

The PPPR 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 PPPR 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

PPPR 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 PPPR 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.

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

PPPR 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

PPPR 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!

Mark Johnston interviewed by the Oxford Review of Books

1 December 2019

From Lindrum's to Princeton, and Surfaces to the Hereafter: A Written Interview with Mark Johnston

Personnel

Farewell to Sara Aronowitz and Reza Hadisi. Thank you for all you contributed to PPPR and good luck in your new positions at Arizona!

PPPR is pleased to welcome Alexander Englert and Elizabeth Li as our newest Postdoctoral Research Associates in Fall 2020

PPPR is pleased to welcome Lara Buchak as Associate Director in Fall 2020. Prof. Buchak is appointed in the Department of Philosophy.

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