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Rob Lovering

Professor

Professor Lovering specializes in ethics and the philosophy of religion.

Scholarship and Publications

Scholarship / Publications

  • A Moral Defense of Prostitution (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021)
  • A Moral Defense of Recreational Drug Use (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)
  • God and Evidence: Problems for Theistic Philosophers (Bloomsbury Academic, 2013)
  • “A Moral Argument for Frozen Human Embryo Adoption,” Bioethics Vol. 34, No. 3 (2020)
  •  “An Argument for the Prima Facie Wrongness of Having Propositional Faith,” Philosophy – Journal of the Higher School of Economics Vol. 3, No. 3 (2019)
  •  “‘That’s Just So-and-So Being So-and-So’: On Possible Meanings, Functions, and Moral Implications of an Explanation,” Philosophy in the Contemporary World Vol. 25, No. 1 (2019)
  •  “Three Errors in the Substance View’s Defense,” Kriterion Vol. 32, No. 3 (2018)
  • “The Substance View: A Critique (Part 2),” Bioethics Vol. 28, No. 7 (2014)
  • “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: 07.13.2021

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