Michael Sudduth, D.Phil.

Michael SudduthMichael Sudduth (D.Phil., University of Oxford) is a professor in the Philosophy Department at San Francisco State University, where he has taught philosophy and religion courses since 2005, including courses in world religions, philosophy of religion, the nature of religious experience, and the Buddhist tradition.

He specializes in epistemology and the philosophy of religion. His interests in epistemology include the Gettier problem, concepts of evidence, Bayesian epistemology, confirmation theory, and defeasibility reasoning.

In the philosophy of religion, Sudduth has focused on concepts of God, arguments for God’s existence, religious experience, eastern philosophy and spiritual practices, and life after death. Over the past three decades, his spiritual journey has led him from the Christian tradition to the Vaishnava bhakti tradition of India, and subsequently the traditions of Advaita Vedanta and Zen Buddhism.

His publications include The Reformed Objection to Natural Theology (Ashgate 2009, Routledge 2016) and A Philosophical Critique of Arguments for Postmortem Survival (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).