John Pittard


I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Religion at Yale Divinity School (with a secondary appointment in Yale’s philosophy department), and work primarily in epistemology and philosophy of religion. While I certainly am interested in the intersection of these two areas (i.e., the epistemology of religious belief), my epistemological interests and my interests in philosophy of religion both extend well beyond this intersection. Much of my current research focuses on questions concerning the epistemic significance of disagreement with informed and intelligent disputants. I’m completing a book on this topic that has been accepted by Oxford University Press.

On to more important matters: I’m married to a lovely woman who is a pediatrician, and we have a son and two daughters who are the cause of the large majority of our smiles.

For more information, see my CV, a list of my courses at Yale Divinity School, and a sampling of my research.

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