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Robin Collins

Professor of Philosophy, Messiah College

Robin Collins is an American philosopher. He currently serves as Professor of Philosophy and chair of the Department of Philosophy at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania. His main interests include the relationship between religion and science and philosophical theology.

Collins originally attended Washington State University and was a triple major in Applied Mathematics, Physics, and Philosophy. He graduated summa cum laude, finishing with a 3.93 GPA. Prior to his PhD in Philosophy at Notre Dame, he spent two years in a PhD program in Physics at the University of Texas at Austin, but did not complete it. Collins received a PhD in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in 1993.

Alvin Plantinga directed his dissertation, with Bas van Fraassen (then at Princeton) and Arthur Fine (then at Northwestern University) serving as his outside advisers. His dissertation was titled “Epistemological Issues in the Scientific Realism/Antirealism Debate: An Analysis and a Proposal”; his defense of it passed with the highest possible honors.

He served as a post-doctoral fellow at Northwestern University’s Program in History and Philosophy of Science before joining Messiah College.


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