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Dr. G. Michael Pace

Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Philosophy
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Department of Philosophy
Office Location: Wilkinson Hall 233
Office Hours: M 10:00-2:00, W 2:30-4:00, R 10:00-12:00 and 1:00-2:00. (or sign up for an appointment, see above)
Phone: (714) 744.7932
Affiliations:
First-year Foundations Program
Education:
William Jewell College, Bachelor of Arts
Texas A & M University, Master of Arts
Brown University, Ph.D.

Biography

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

"The Strength of Faith and Trust," International Journal of Philosophy of Religion 81 (2017), p. 135-50.
“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.