Dr. G. Michael Pace

Dr. G. Michael Pace

Associate Professor, Program Director of Philosophy
Schmid College of Science and Technology; Department of Philosophy
Office Location: Hashinger Science Center 212
Office Hours: By appointment
Phone: (714) 744-7932
First-year Foundations Program
William Jewell College, Bachelor of Arts
Texas A & M University, Master of Arts
Brown University, Ph.D.


Michael Pace (Ph.D., Brown University; M.A., Texas A&M) is Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy. Dr. Pace joined the Department in 2005 and has been Chair since 2012. He has research interests in several areas of epistemology and philosophy of mind, including the nature and epistemology of trust and hopefulness, the ethics of belief, and the nature and epistemology of sense perception. Dr. Pace teaches courses on philosophy of mind, epistemology, and logic.

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Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Pace, M. Trusting in order to inspire trustworthiness. Synthese (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-020-02840-8
PACE, M., & MCKAUGHAN, D. (2020). Judaeo-Christian faith as trust and loyalty. Religious Studies, 1-31. doi:10.1017/S0034412520000153
“Virtues and Vices of Civility,” in Virtue and Voice: Habits of Mind for a Return to Civil Discourse, ed. Ten Elshoff and Rosa (Abiline Christian University Press, 2019), pp. 153-74.
"The Strength of Faith and Trust," International Journal of Philosophy of Religion 81 (2017), p. 135-50.
"Practical Factors and Religious Belief," Marginalia (2016).
"Experiences, Seemings, and Perceptual Justification," Australasian Journal of Philosophy (2016) DOI: 10.1080/00048402.2016.1202991
“Sosa on Speckled Hens: Introspective Justification and the Fineness of Grain of Experience,” in Virtuous Thoughts: Essays on the Philosophy of Ernest Sosa, ed. John Turri (Springer Press, 2013)
“The Epistemic Value of Moral Considarations: Justification, Moral Encroachment and James’ ‘The Will to Believe,’” Noûs 49:2 (2011), pgs. 239-268.
“Foundationally Justified Perceptual Beliefs and the Problem of the Speckled Hen,” Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 91 (2010), pgs 401-441.