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Dr Tim Mawson

Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy
St Peter's College

tim.mawson@philosophy.ox.ac.uk

St Peter’s College
Oxford OX1 2DL

Research Interests

The Philosophy of Religion
Philosophical Theology
Moral Philosophy

Tim Mawson

Career & Education

Tim Mawson was educated at St Peter’s College and then The Queen’s College in Oxford. He held a number of temporary lectureships at other Oxford colleges before returning to St Peter’s in 1998, where he is now one of two Philosophy Fellows. You can listen to an interview with him here. If you want to hear his series of lectures on the Philosophy of Religion, click here.

Books

  1. T.J. Mawson Belief in God, An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion, Oxford University Press, 2005
  2. T. J. Mawson, Free Will: A Guide for the Perplexed, Continuum, 2011


Papers and Book Chapters

  1. T. J. Mawson, ‘The Problem of Evil and Moral Indifference’, Religious Studies, 35 (1999)
  2. T. J. Mawson, ‘Eternal Truths and Cartesian Circularity’, British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 9 (2001)
  3. T. J. Mawson, ‘Miracles and laws of nature’, Religious Studies, 37 (2001)
  4. T. J. Mawson, ‘God’s Creation of Morality’, Religious Studies, 38 (2002)
  5. T. J. Mawson, ‘Omnipotence and necessary moral perfection are compatible: a reply to Morriston’, Religious Studies, 38 (2002)
  6. T. J. Mawson, ‘Mill’s Proof’, Philosophy, 77 (2002)
  7. T. J. Mawson, ‘How a single personal revelation might not be a source of knowledge’, Religious Studies, 39 (2003)
  8. T. J. Mawson, ‘The Possibility of a Free Will Defence for the Problem of Natural Evil’, Religious Studies, 40 (2004)
  9. T. J. Mawson, ‘Religions, truth, and the pursuit of truth: a reply to Zamulinski’, Religious Studies, 40 (2004)
  10. T. J. Mawson, ‘How can I know I’ve perceived God?’, International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 57 (2005)
  11. T. J. Mawson, ‘Freedom, human and divine’, Religious Studies, 41 (2005)
  12. T. J. Mawson, ‘Byrne’s’ Religious Pluralism’, International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 58 (2005)
  13. T. J. Mawson, ‘Morpheus and Berkeley on Reality’, in C. Grau (ed.), Philosophers Explore the Matrix (OUP, 2005)
  14. T. J. Mawson, ‘God’s Body’, The Heythrop Journal, 47 (2006)
  15. T. J. Mawson, ‘Praying for Known Outcomes’, Religious Studies, 43 (2007)
  16. T. J. Mawson, 'Divine Eternity', International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 64 (2008)
  17. T. J. Mawson, 'The Rational Inescapability of Value Objectivism', Think (2008)
  18. T. J. Mawson, 'The Euthyphro Dilemma', Think (2008)
  19. T. J. Mawson, 'Why is there anything at all?', in Y. Nagasawa and E. Wielenberg (eds), New Waves in Philosophy of Religion (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008)
  20. T. J. Mawson, 'Mill's Argument Against Religious Knowledge', Religious Studies, 45 (2009)
  21. T. J. Mawson, 'Morality and Religion', Philosophy Compass, 6 (2009)
  22. T. J. Mawson, 'The Ethics of Believing in God', Think (2010)
  23. T. J. Mawson, 'Praying to Stop Being an Atheist', International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, (2010)
  24. T. J. Mawson, 'Sources of Dissatisfaction with Answers to the Question of the Meaning of Life', European Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 2 (2010)
  25. T. J. Mawson, 'Substance Dualism', in James Garvey (ed.), Companion to Philosophy of Mind (Continuum, 2011)
  26. T. J. Mawson, 'Theodical Individualism', European Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 3 (2011)
  27. T. J. Mawson, 'Explaining the Fine Tuning of the Universe to Us and the Fine Tuning of Us to the Universe' (Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture, 10th October 2008), Philosophy, Suppl. 68 (2011)
  28. T. J. Mawson, ‘Theological Determinism’, Dialogue (2012)
  29. T. J. Mawson, ‘The Rationality of Classical Theism and Its Demographics, in N. Nagasawa (ed.), Scientific Approaches to the Philosophy of Religion (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)
  30. T. J. Mawson, ‘On Determining How Important it is whether or not there’s a God’, European Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 4 (2012)
  31. T. J. Mawson, ‘Praying for Outcomes One Knows Would be Bad’, Religious Studies (Forthcoming)

Book Reviews

  1. T. J. Mawson, Review of Jamie Mayerfield’s ‘Suffering and Moral Responsibility’ (OUP, 2002), Religious Studies, 39 (2003)
  2. T. J. Mawson, Review of Paul Copan and William Lane Craig’s ‘Creation out of Nothing’ (Baker Academic, 2004), Philosophy, 80 (2005)
  3. T. J. Mawson, Review of Harriet A. Harris and Christopher J. Insole (eds.) ‘Faith and Philosophical Analysis: The Impact of Analytical Philosophy on the Philosophy of Religion’ (Ashgate, 2005), Religious Studies, 42 (2006)
  4. T. J. Mawson, Review of Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski, ‘Divine Motivation Theory’ (CUP, 2004), Ars Disputandi, 6 (2006)
  5. T. J. Mawson, Review of W. P. Alston, ‘Beyond “Justification”: Dimensions of Epistemic Evaluation’ (Cornell, 2005), Philosophy, 81 (2006)
  6. T. J. Mawson, Review of C. Stephen Layman, 'Letters to Doubting Thomas: A Case for the Existence of God', Ars Disputandi (2007)
  7. T. J. Mawson, Review of J. Cottingham (ed.), ‘The Meaning of Theism’, Faith and Philosophy, 26 (2009)
  8. T. J. Mawson, Review of D. Bartholomew, 'God, Chance and Purpose', Philosophy, 84 (2009)
  9. T. J. Mawson, Review of David O’Connor, 'God, Evil, and Design, An Introduction to the Philosophical Issues', Hume Review, Forthcoming
  10. T. J. Mawson, Review of Yujin Nagasawa, 'God and Phenomenal Consciousness', Faith and Philosophy, 26 (2009)
  11. T. J. Mawson, Review of M. Murray, 'Nature Red in Tooth and Claw', Mind, 118 (2009)
  12. T. J. Mawson, Review of T. O'Connor, 'Theism and Ultimate Explanation', Religious Studies, 45 (2009)
  13. T. J. Mawson, Review of A. Plantinga and M. Tooley, 'Knowledge of God', Analysis Reviews, 69 (2009)
  14. T. J. Mawson, Review of C. Taliaferro and C. Meister (eds.) 'The Cambridge Companion to Christian Philosophical Theology' (CUP, 2010), Religious Studies 47 (2010)
  15. T. J. Mawson, Review of J. Angelo Corlett, 'The Errors of Atheism', Journal of Teological Studies (2011)
  16. T.J. Mawson, Review of Derek Parfit’s ‘On What Matters’ (OUP, 2011), Faith and Philosophy (Forthcoming)

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