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Yujin Nagasawa

Kingfisher College Chair of the Philosophy of Religion and Ethics; Professor of the Philosophy, University of Oklahoma

Yujin Nagasawa is the Kingfisher College Chair of the Philosophy of Religion and Ethics, and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oklahoma.

He completed his undergraduate studies at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and received his PhD from the Australian National University (ANU). Before his tenure at the University of Oklahoma, he was H. G. Wood Professor of the Philosophy of Religion at the University of Birmingham and Co-Director of the Birmingham Centre for Philosophy of Religion. He has been awarded the Philosophical Quarterly Essay Prize, the John Templeton Award for Theological Promise, and the Excellence in Philosophy of Religion Prize. He has led numerous research projects, including “The Global Philosophy of Religion Project,” which received a $2.42 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation and the Dynamic Investment Fund at the University of Birmingham. He also served as the president of the British Society for the Philosophy of Religion from 2017 to 2019. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Religious Studies and the book series editor for Cambridge Elements in Global Philosophy of Religion.

His research interests include the philosophy of religion (the existence of God, divine attributes, the problem of evil, and the intersection of science and religion), the Philosophy of Mind (phenomenal consciousness, the mind-body problem, and semantic externalism), as well as Applied Philosophy (medical ethics, the meaning of life, and death).


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Maximal God: A New Defence of Perfect Being Theism

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Miracles: A Very Short Introduction

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The Existence of God: A Philosophical Introduction

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God and Phenomenal Consciousness: A Novel Approach to Knowledge Arguments

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