Why Study Philosophy?

How to Major or Minor in Philosophy

This summer, I'll teach Logic (syllabus) and HUM 313 (syllabus). 

      Tomas Bogardus

I am an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Pepperdine UniversityI work mainly in metaphysics and epistemology, and I am most interested in the mind-body problem and the rationality of religious belief. 

Curriculum Vitae


    Gender's Journey from Sex to Psychology: A Brief History, Quillette (2019)

    How to Tell Whether Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God, written with Mallorie Urban, Faith and Philosophy (2017)

    Only All Naturalists Should Worry about Only One Evolutionary Debunking Argument. Ethics (2016)

    Review of Christensen&Lackey's Epistemology of Disagreement, written with Anna BrinkerhoffAnalysis (2015)

    Review of Zagzebski's Epistemic Authority, written with Paige Massey. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly (2014)

    Yes, Safety is in Danger, written with Chad Marxen as a response to this essay. Philosophia (2014)

    Knowledge under Threat. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (2014)

    The Problem of Contingency for Religious Belief. Faith and Philosophy (2013)

    Undefeated Dualism. Philosophical Studies (2013)

        Disagreeing with the (Religious) Skeptic. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion (2013)

        What Certainty Teaches. Philosophical Psychology (2012)