Joshua Blanchard

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Joshua Blanchard

Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: 646 Mathematics and Science Center
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Ph.D., Philosophy, University of North Carolina, 2018
M.A., Philosophy, Brandeis University, 2011
B.A., Philosophy, second major in Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan, 2008

Areas of specialization:
Philosophy of Religion


Blanchard, J. and Paul, L.A., "Transformative Experience and the Problem of Religious Disagreement," in Jon Kvanvig and Matthew Benton (eds.), Religious Disagreement and Pluralism, Oxford University Press. ( link)

Blanchard, J. "Review of Compassionate Moral Realism by Colin Marshall," Journal of Moral Philosophy. ( link)

Blanchard, J. “Moral Realism and Philosophical Angst,” in Oxford Studies in Metaethics: vol. 15, ed.
Russ Shafer-Landau, Oxford University Press. ( link)

Blanchard, J. "The Problem of Unwelcome Epistemic Company," Episteme, 1-13. ( link)

Blanchard, J. "Melis Erdur's Moral Argument Against Moral Realism," Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 22(2): 371-377. ( link)

Blanchard, J. "'Not My People': Jewish-Christian Ethics and Divine Reversals in Response to Injustice," in Kevin Timpe and Blake Hereth (eds.), The Lost Sheep in Philosophy of Religion: New Perspectives on Disability, Gender, Race, and Animals, Routledge, 2019. ( link)

Blanchard, J. "Moral Realism and Reliance on Moral Testimony," Philosophical Studies, 176:5 (May 2019), pp. 1141–1153. ( link)

Blanchard, J. "Heschel, Hiddenness and the God of Israel," European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 8:4 (Winter 2016): 109-124. ( link)