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College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Michael Almeida, Ph.D.

Department of Philosophy and Classics

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Phone: (210) 458-7748
Office: MH 4.02.30
Office hours: Mon. Wed. & Fri. 2:30PM - 4:00PM and by appt.

  • Biography

    Personal Website


    • The Ohio State University, Ph.D.
    • Bridgewater State University, B.A.
  • Recent Courses

    Undergraduate and graduate teaching in metaphysics, ethics, logic, and philosophy of religion.

  • Research in Progress

    Forthcoming papers on  'Best Worlds and Multiverses' for Klaas Kraay (ed.), God and the Multiverse: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Perspectives,  'Unrestricted Actualization, Libertarian Freedom and Morally Perfect Worlds', for Kevin Timpe (ed.) Libertarianism and Free Will: The Interplay of Religious Belief and Free Will (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 'Skeptical Theism and Undercutting Defeaters', for T. Dougherty and J. McBrayer (eds.) New Essays on Skeptical Theism (Oxford: Oxford University Press).  Monograph, Worlds God Could Create, aims to show that theodical responses to the problem of evil are neither successful nor necessary.

  • Recent Publications

    Recently published Freedom, God, and Worlds (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012) and The Metaphysics of Perfect Beings (London: Routledge, 2008). Published in, among other places, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Analysis, Philosophical Studies, Philosophia, The Monist, Erkenntnis, Midwest Studies in Philosophy, Faith and Philosophy, Oxford Handbook of Free Will, Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion, Theoria, International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, and Religious Studies.