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William P. Kiblinger
Associate Professor, Philosophy and Religious Studies

Kinard Hall 323



Scholarly Work:


Edited a volume - Human Conflict from Neanderthals to the Samburu: Structure and Agency in Webs of Violence (Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature, 2020). Authored the introduction and concluding chapter.

Delivered a paper - "Money and Sacrifice: The Origin of Money in the Sacrificial Meal and the Egalitarian Ideal" - at the North Carolina Religious Studies Association Conference at UNC-Chapel Hill, October 5, 2019.

Delivered a paper - "Food Is Money" - at the conference The World of Food: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on What We Eat and Grow at Winthrop University, February 22, 2019.    

"Brooding and Healthy Reason: Kant's Regimen for the Religious Imagination," International Journal of Philosophy and Theology (Routledge: Taylor & Francis), volume 76, issue 3, October, 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21692327.2015.1099463.

Review of Ivan A. Il’in, The Philosophy of Hegel as a Doctrine of the Concreteness of God and Humanity, Volume Two: The Doctrine of Humanity for Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews., November, 2011.

Delivered the Presidential Address of the South Carolina Society for Philosophy – “Philotyranny and Intellectual Responsibility” – at the annual meeting in Spartanburg, SC on February 26, 2011.

Delivered a paper - "Abstraction and Hypochondria: Reflections on Kant's
Dreams of a Spirit-Seer" - at the 35th Annual Conference of the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 5-7 March 2009, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Review of Science of God: Truth in the Age of Science by Kevin Sharpe for The Journal of Religion, January, 2009.

Delivered a paper - "To Explain or Not to Explain: Voltaire, Leibniz, and Kant on the Problem of Evil" - at the British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies 37th Annual Conference, 3-5th January 2008 at St Hugh's College, Oxford.  

Delivered a paper - "Freedom from Libet's Impossible Demand: The Compatibilism of Dennett and Hegel" - for the South Carolina Society for Philosophy Meeting, February, 2007.

Published "Evolution and Subjectivity" in Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science (March 2007).

Published "Understanding the Athenian Fear of Socrates:  A Reading of Plato’s Apology of Socrates" in The Richmond Journal of Philosophy  (June 2006).

Delivered a paper - "Evolution and Subjectivity: Peircian Suggestions and Hegelian Reminders" for a panel on Peirce, Hegel, and Stuart Kauffman's Complexity Theory - for the Pragmatism and Empiricism in American Religious Thought Group at AAR Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, November, 2005.


Delivered a paper - "Protest in the State of Exception: Some Thoughts on the Biopolitics of Giorgio Agamben" - at the Eastern International Regional Meeting of the AAR at McGill University, Montreal - May 6-7, 2005.

Delivered a paper - "Emergence out of the Loop: Heidegger and the Hand" - at the Eastern International Regional Meeting of the AAR at Cornell University - May, 2004.


Review of Peter C. Hodgson, Hegel and Christian Theology: A Reading of the Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion, forthcoming in the Scottish Journal of Theology.


Review of Philip Clayton, Mind and Emergence: From Quantum to Consciousness in The Journal of Religion (April 2007).


Review of Charles Taliaferro, Evidence and Faith: Philosophy and Religion since the Seventeenth Century in The Journal of Religion (April 2007).




Earlier Work:

  • “Complexity and Novelty: Stephen Wolfram's New Kind of Science,” Henry Luce Fellowship panel presentation, University of Chicago—2002


  • “Explaining the Organism and Organic Explanations,” Henry Luce fellowship presentation, University of Chicago—2002


  • “History of the Concept of Culture,” presentation delivered at Thiel College—2002


  • “Naturalized Mindedness and the Achievement of Spirit,” Martin Marty Center presentation, University of Chicago—2001


  • Review of Radical Interpretation in Religion, ed. Nancy K. Frankenberry in The Journal of Religion—2004


  • Review of The Taboo of Subjectivity by B. Alan Wallace in The Journal of Religion—2003








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