Current

As of October 2013, I'm a faculty member (as a Chancellor's Fellow/Lecturer [equivalent to U.S. Assistant Professor]) at the University of Edinburgh.  I completed my PhD in philosophy (December 2011) at the University of California, Riverside.  I'm interested in metaphysics, ethics, free will and moral responsibility, and philosophy of religion.  

Before coming to Edinburgh, I had a post-doc at the University of Innsbruck and the Munich School of Philosophy.

As of December 2015, I'm the secretary of the Scots Philosophical Association.  For SPA related business, please email me at scotsphil@gmail.com.  Otherwise: pat.c.todd@gmail.com . 

 

Publications

BOOK:

Freedom, Fatalism, and Foreknowledgeco-edited with John Martin Fischer, Oxford University Press, 2015.  This is an anthology of previously published material, together with a substantive (20,000 word) new introduction.  

ARTICLES: 

18. 'A Unified Account of the Moral Standing to Blame', forthcoming, Noûs.
17. 'Does God have the moral standing to blame?', forthcoming, Faith and Philosophy.  

16.  'Manipulation Arguments and the Freedom to do Otherwise', forthcoming, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research
15.  'Strawson, Moral Responsibility, and the "Order of Explanation": An Intervention', Ethics 127(1) (October 2016): 208 - 240. 
14.   'Future Contingents are all False! On Behalf of a Russellian Open Future', Mind 125 (July 2016): 775 - 798.
13.   'On Behalf of a Mutable Future', Synthese 193 (July 2016): 2077 - 95.
12.  'The Greatest Possible Being Needn't be Anything Impossible', Religious Studies 51 (4) (December 2015): 531 - 542 
11.  'Against Limited Foreknowledge', Philosophia 42 (2) (June 2014): 523 - 538. 
10.  'Prepunishment and Explanatory Dependence: A New Argument for Incompatibilism About Foreknowledge and Freedom', The Philosophical Review 122(4) (October 2013): 619 - 639.  (But see Philip Swenson's paper [forthcoming in AJP] for a reply.)
9.  'Soft Facts and Ontological Dependence', Philosophical Studies 164 (3) (July 2013): 829 - 844.  
8.  'Defending (A Modified Version Of) The Zygote Argument', Philosophical Studies 164 (1) (May 2013): 189 - 203.
7.  'The Truth About Foreknowledge', (with John Martin Fischer), Faith and Philosophy, Vol. 30, No. 3 (July 2013): 286 - 301. 
6.  'Manipulation and Moral Standing: An Argument for Incompatibilism', Philosophers' Imprint, Vol. 12, No. 7 (March 2012): 1 - 18. (But see this reply by Matt King.) 
5.  'The Truth About Freedom: A Reply to Merricks', (with John Martin Fischer), The Philosophical Review, Vol. 120, No. 1 (January 2011): 97 - 115.   
4.  'A New Approach to Manipulation Arguments', Philosophical Studies, Vol. 152, No. 1 (January 2011): 127-133.  (But see this for a reply by Justin Capesthis reply by Hannah Tierney, this reply by Andrew Khoury, and this further reply by Tierney.) 
3.  'Geachianism', Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion (Volume III), ed. Jonathan Kvanvig.  (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011): Ch. 11, pp. 222 - 251. 
2.  'Engaging with Pike: God, Freedom, and Time' (with John Martin Fischer and Neal Tognazzini), Philosophical Papers, Vol. 38, No. 2 (July 2009): 247-270.
1.  'A Problem for Guidance Control', (with Neal Tognazzini), The Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 58, No. 233 (October 2008): 685-692.  

OTHER PUBLICATIONS:

Review of The Mechanics of Divine Foreknowledge and Providence: A Time-Ordering Account by T. Ryan Byerly, forthcoming, Sophia
Review of Rethinking Responsibility by K.E. Boxer, Ethics 125 (1) (October 2014): 244 - 249.
'Fatalism', entry for Oxford Bibliographies Online.  
'Manipulation', entry (3000 words) for the International Encyclopedia of EthicsFeb 2013. 

 

 

Education

B.A., philosophy, Baylor University, 2001 - 2005
M.A., philosophy, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2005 - 2007
Ph.D., philosophy, University of California-Riverside, 2007 - 2011
For the 2010/2011 academic year, I was on a dissertation year fellowship at the University of Notre Dame.

 

 

Grant

I recently had a grant on the topics of moral responsibility and philosophy of religion, together with John Martin Fischer and Derk Pereboom.  I explain a small part of what it was about in the video here.