Professor Lovering specializes in ethics and the philosophy of religion.


Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder

M.A., University of Colorado at Boulder

B.A., California Polytechnic State University

Scholarship / Publications

A Moral Defense of Recreational Drug Use (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)

God and Evidence: Problems for Theistic Philosophers (Bloomsbury, 2013)

“The Substance View: A Critique (Part 2),” Bioethics Vol. 28, No. 7 (2014): 378-386.

“The Substance View: A Critique,” Bioethics Vol. 27, No. 5 (2013)

“Does God Know What It’s Like Not to Know?” Religious Studies Vol. 49, No. 1 (2013)

“On the Morality of Having Faith that God Exists,” Sophia Vol. 51, No. 1 (April 2012)

“Does Ordinary Morality Imply Atheism? A Reply to Maitzen,” Forum Philosophicum Vol. 16, No. 2 (Fall 2011)

“The Ever Conscious View: A Critique,” Philosophy in the Contemporary World Vol. 18, No. 1 (2011)

“The Problem of the Theistic Evidentialist Philosophers,” Philo, Vol. 13, No. 2 (2010)

“Futures of Value and the Destruction of Human Embryos,” Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 39, No. 3 (2009)

“On What God Would Do,” International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Vol. 66, No. 2 (2009)

“The Virtues of Hunting: A Reply to Jensen,” Philosophy in the Contemporary World, Vol. 13, No. 1 (2006)

“Does a Normal Fetus Really Have a Future of Value? A Reply to Marquis,” Bioethics, Vol. 19, No. 2 (2005)

“Mary Anne Warren on ‘Full’ Moral Status,” Southern Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 42, No. 4 (2004)

“Divine Hiddenness and Inculpable Ignorance,” International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Vol. 56, Nos. 2-3 (2004)

Last Updated: 06.29.2016