Robert McKim

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Professor Emeritus of Religion
Professor of Philosophy
Center for Global Studies
European Union Center
Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

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Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • Philosophy of Religion and Applied Ethics


  • Ph.D. Yale University, 1982
  • M.A. University of Calgary, 1977
  • B.A. Trinity College, Dublin, 1975



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Book Contributions

  • "The Future of Philosophy of Religion, the Future of the Study of Religion, and (even) the Future of Religion." forthcoming book on the future of the philosophy of religion. . Ed. Paul Draper and John Schellenberg. Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • "Why pluralism is not evil and is in some respects quite good." forthcoming book on the problem of evil. . Acumen Press, 2016.
  • "Maintaining Neutrality While Teaching Religious Studies." Teaching Religious Pluralism. . Ed. Alexander Y. Hwang and Marc Pugliesi. 2016.
  • ""Environment and Ecology in Religions" ." International Encyclopedia of Ethics. . Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. 1644-1652.
  • "“A Path to (and beyond) Tolerance” ." Religious Tolerance through Humility: Thinking with Philip Quinn. . Ashgate, 2008. 75-84.
  • "Berkeley's Notebooks." The Cambridge Companion to Berkeley. . Cambridge University Press, 2005. 63- 93.
  • "Berkeley on Private Ideas and Public Objects." Minds, Ideas, and Objects: Essays on the Theory of Representation in Modern Philosophy. . Atascadero, CA: Wedgeview Press, 1992. 215-233.

Journal Articles

  • "On Comparing Religions in the Anthropocene." American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 34.3 (2013): 248-263.
  • "Cooking with Philip Quinn ." International Journal for Philosophy of Religion (2012):
  • "Responding to Religious Diversity: Some Possible Directions for the Interfaith Youth Core." Journal of College and Character 11.1 (2010):
  • "On Religious Ambiguity." Religious Studies 44.4 (2008): 373-392.
  • "The Goodness of the Real." Sophia 42.2 (2003): 172-178.
  • "Abstraction and Immaterialism in Berkeley: Recent Interpretations." The Berkeley Newsletter (1998): 1-13.
  • "Environmental Ethics: The Widening Vision." Religious Studies Review 23.3 (1997): 245-250.
  • "The Just War and the Gulf War (co-authored with Jeff McMahan)." The Canadian Journal of Philosophy 23.4 (1993): 501-541.
  • "The Hiddenness of God." Religious Studies 26.1 (1990): 141-161.
  • "Theism and Proper Basicality." The International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 22 (1989): 29-56.
  • "Could God have more than one nature?." Faith and Philosophy 5.4 (1988): 378-398.

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Research keywords

  • Philosophy of Religion, Modern Philosophy (esp. Berkeley), Applied Ethics