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Kirk
Lougheed, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Faith and Human Flourishing/ Assistant Professor

From: Canada

At LCC Since: 2020

Key Areas

  • Philosophy of Religion (esp. Analytic)
  • African Philosophy (esp. Ethics and Comparative)
  • Ethics

Bio

Dr. Kirk Lougheed received his B.A. (Honours) in Philosophy from Tyndale University, an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Humanities from Trinity Western University, an M.A. in Philosophy from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University), and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from McMaster University. He has received three research fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada throughout his academic career. Dr. Lougheed has published over 40 book chapters or journal articles in such places as The Journal of the American Philosophical Association, The Monist, and Synthese. He is the author of six monographs, the most recent of which is *African Philosophy of Religion and Western Monotheism* (with Motsamai Molefe and Thaddeus Metz), published by Cambridge University Press. Much of his current research involves developing African-inspired normative theories for application to global debates in applied ethics. He is also particularly interested in current debates about procreative ethics. You can find out more about Dr. Lougheed’s research at www.kirklougheed.com.

Dr. Lougheed can often be found working in the environs of LCC’s campus coffee shop, Common Grounds, or at other cafes around Klaipėda.

Publications

Traditional African Religion and Non-Doxastic Accounts of Faith

LCC author(s): Kirk Lougheed, Ph.D.

Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy Culture and Religions 12 (2): 33-54. , 2023.

Philosophical Perspectives on Existential Gratitude: Analytic, Continental, and Religious.

LCC author(s): Kirk Lougheed, Ph.D.

Other author(s): Harris, J.L.,DeRoo N.

Bloomsbury, 2023.

Lessons from Anti-Natalism on God and Gratitude for our Existence.” In Philosophical Perspectives on Existential Gratitude: Analytic, Continental, and Religious. Edited by Joshua Harris, Kirk Lougheed, and Neal DeRoo.

LCC author(s): Kirk Lougheed, Ph.D.

Other author(s): Edited by Joshua Harris, Kirk Lougheed, and Neal DeRoo

Bloomsbury. pp. 143-161. , 2023.

Completing the Complete Understanding Argument: A Rejoinder to Roberto Di Ceglie

LCC author(s): Kirk Lougheed, Ph.D.

Philosophia 51 (2): 811-819. , 2023.

Anti-Natalism

LCC author(s): Kirk Lougheed, Ph.D.

In Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. , 2022.

Publications

Molefe on the value of community for personhood.

LCC author(s): Kirk Lougheed, Ph.D.

South African journal of philosophy, 41(1), p. 28-36, 2022.

Ubuntu and western monotheism: an axiological investigation.

LCC author(s): Kirk Lougheed, Ph.D.

New York, N.Y.: Routledge., 2022.

The epistemic benefits of diversifying the philosophy of religion.

LCC author(s): Kirk Lougheed, Ph.D.

European journal for philosophy of religion, 14(1), p. 77-94., 2022.

The axiology of theism: problems and prospects.

LCC author(s): Kirk Lougheed, Ph.D.

Philosophy compass, 17(5), p. 1-10, 2022.

Teaching & learning guide for: The axiology of theism: Problems and prospects.

LCC author(s): Kirk Lougheed, Ph.D.

Philosophy Compass, 17(9), p. 1-4., 2022.

African communitarianism and the misanthropic argument for anti-natalism.

LCC author(s): Kirk Lougheed, Ph.D.

Cham: Springer International Publishing., 2022.

Religious disagreement, mystical experience, and doxastic minimalism: critical notice of John Pittard’s Disagreement, deference, and religious commitment.

LCC author(s): Kirk Lougheed, Ph.D.

Religions, 12(9), 1-10, 2021.

No-fault unbelief defended: a reply to Roberto Di Ceglie.

LCC author(s): Kirk Lougheed, Ph.D.

Sophia, 60(2), 473-479, 2021.

The epistemic benefits of worldview disagreement.

LCC author(s): Kirk Lougheed, Ph.D.

Social epistemology, 35(1), 85-98., 2021.

Semantic Non-Doxastic Agnostic Religious Faith.

LCC author(s): Kirk Lougheed, Ph.D.

Philosophia, 49(3), 1067-1081, 2021.

Epistemic paternalism, open group inquiry, and religious knowledge.

LCC author(s): Kirk Lougheed, Ph.D.

Res Philosophica, 98(2), 261-281, 2021.

Conceptions of faith.

LCC author(s): Kirk Lougheed, Ph.D.

Other author(s): Hendricks, P.

Oxford Bibliographies in Philosophy, 1-13, 2021.

Catherine Elgin on peerhood and the epistemic benefits of disagreement.

LCC author(s): Kirk Lougheed, Ph.D.

Synthese, 198(4), 3183-3202, 2021.

The Epistemic Benefits of Disagreement.

LCC author(s): Kirk Lougheed, Ph.D.

New York: Springer., 2020.

The Axiological Status of Theism and Other Worldviews.

LCC author(s): Kirk Lougheed, Ph.D.

Palgrave Macmillan., 2020.