McCormick Research


Recent research and publications have focused on the philosophy of religion, particularly atheism and the epistemology of atheism.  

I have recently completed a book manuscript titled The Case Against Christ which argues that the evidence we have warrants skepticism about the resurrection of Jesus.  It is currently being reviewed for publication.  Early draft versions of many of the chapters and ideas have been posted on my atheism blog:  Atheism:  Proving the Negative.

I recently wrote a substantial entry on atheism for the the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy here:  Atheism at the IEP.

I have compiled an annotated bibliography of important works on atheism for Oxford Bibliographies Online.  It can be found here:  Atheism Bibliography.

Some Other Publications:

Kant's Theory of Mind in the Critique of Pure Reason's Subjective Deduction" Rockefeller Prize Winner for Best Unpublished Essay, Journal of Value Inquiry, 2005; 39 (3) 

"Against the Immortality of the Soul," in Death And Anti-Death, Volume 2: Two Hundred Years After Kant, Fifty Years After Turing. ed. Charles Tandy. Palo Alto, California: Ria University Press, 2004.

“The Paradox of Divine Agency,” in The Impossibility of God, Michael Martin and Rick Monier, eds. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, 2003.

Why God Cannot Think: Kant, Omnipresence, and Consciousness,” reprinted in Disproofs for the Existence of God, Michael Martin and Ricki Monier, eds. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, 2003. 

Questions about Functionalism in Kant’s Philosophy of Mind: Lessons for Cognitive Science,” Journal of Experimental and Theoretic Artificial Intelligence 15, no. 2 (2003): 255-266. 

Percy Bysshe Shelley, entry for Dictionary of 19th Century British Philosophers, Thoemmes Press, 2002. 

"Is It Wrong to Play Violent Video Games?," Ethics and Information Technology. Volume 3, No. 4, 2001.


"Why God Cannot Think: Kant, Omnipresence, and Consciousness," Philo, Vol. 3, Number 1, Spring-Summer 2000.

"Immanuel Kant's Metaphysics, Epistemology, and Ethics," Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

My dissertation was on Kant's Theory of Mind. 

Other chapters coming soon.  

Other Links:

Russell DiSilvestro (Philosophy Dept., CSUS) and I recently debated the historical case for the resurrection of Jesus at a Sacramento church.  Video of the discussion here.

Keith Lowell Jensen, an atheist comedian and host of Atheist Church recently interviewed me for his YouTube channel and website about Jesus and the Salem Witch Trials.

And here at the Capitol Weekly.  

And here for the CSUS State Hornet
 


ed. Charles Tandy.  Palo Alto, California: Ria University Press, 2004.

McCormick, Matt, “The Paradox of Divine Agency,”  in The Impossibility of God, Michael Martin and Rick Monier, eds.  Amherst, New York:  Prometheus Books, 2003.

McCormick, Matt, "Why God Cannot Think:  Kant, Omnipresence, and Consciousness," 
Philo, Vol. 3, Number 1, Spring-Summer 2000.
Reprinted in The Impossibility of God, Michael Martin and Rick Monier, eds.  Amherst, New York:  Prometheus Books, 2003. 

McCormick, Matt, “Another Look at Kant’s Subjective Deduction,”  Rockefeller Prize Winner for Best Unpublished Essay, 
Philosophy and Value Theory, 2007

McCormick, Matt, “Questions about Functionalism in Kant’s Philosophy of Mind:  Lessons for Cognitive Science,”  
Journal of Experimental and Theoretic Artificial Intelligence.  Vol. 15, No. 2, April-June 2003, 255-266

McCormick, Matt, "Is It Wrong to Play Violent Video Games?,"  
Ethics and Information Technology.  Volume 3, No. 4, 2001.



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