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Quentin Smith

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Western Michigan University

Quentin Persifor Smith is an American contemporary philosopher, scholar and Professor of Philosophy at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

He works on the philosophy of time, philosophy of religion, naturalism and atheism, philosophy of Big Bang cosmology and quantum cosmology.

Smith earned his Ph.D from Boston College. He has published over 140 articles and of his published books, he has authored three, co-authored two, and co-authored and edited seven. Smith is a philosophy editor for Prometheus Books and was the chief editor for Philo: A Journal of Philosophy. He has received honors from many academic institutions, including Phi Betta Kappa, the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for Humanities and the Rockefeller Award for the best philosophical work by an academically unaffiliated philosopher, for the article “The Infinite Regress of Temporal Attributions”.

Topic Series


Ethical and Religious Thought in Analytic Philosophy of Language

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Language and Time

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Felt Meanings of the World: A Metaphysics of Feeling

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Time, Change and Freedom: An Introduction to Metaphysics

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Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology (Clarendon Paperbacks)

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