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Tim Mosteller, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy

Office Phone: (951) 343-4770
E-mail: tmostell@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Eugene and Billie Yeager Center B211
Office Hours: Fall 2018 Semester Open: MWF 1:00 - 2:30 pm; Appointment: MW 3:30-5:00 pm

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Philosophy University of Miami 2002
M.A. Philosophy of Religion and Ethics Biola University 1997
B.A. Philosophy, International Relations University of Southern California 1993
  • Additional Education

    Academic Year Abroad, American University in Cairo and Tel-Aviv University.

  • Courses Taught

    20th Century Epistemology
    Applied Ethics
    Basic Reasoning
    Comparative Religion
    Goodness, Truth and Beauty
    Introduction to Philosophy
    Philosophy of Religion
    Symbolic Logic

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Epistemology (theories of truth)
    Metaphysics (theories of existence)
    Ethics (bioethics)

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    Biola University
    California State University, San Marcos
    University of Miami
    University of San Diego

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications


    2017. Contemporary Perspectives on C.S. Lewis' Abolition of Man (Co-Editor with Gayne Anacker), Bloomsbury Press.

    2014. Theories of Truth: An Introduction, Bloomsbury Press.

    2008. Relativism: A Guide for the Perplexed, Continuum Press.

    2006. Relativism in Contemporary American Philosophy, Continuum Press.

    Articles and Book Chapters

    2018. “The Incompatibility of a Thomistic View of Existence and Natural Existence Monism”, Acta Philosophica.

    2015. “Fallacies and Phronesis,” Proceedings of the European Conference on Argumentation, Academic Press.

    2013. “Religious Diversity, Truth and Tolerance,” Civility and Education in a World of Religious Diversity, Routledge Press.

    2012. “George MacDonald’s Philosophy and C.S. Lewis,” Persona and Paradox: Issues of Identity for C.S. Lewis, His Friends and Associates, Cambridge Scholars Press.

    2011. “Teleology and Human Embryonic Personhood,” Ethics and Medicine.

    2010. “Platonism and Recent Correspondence Theories of Truth,” Southwest Philosophy Review.

    2008. “On the Epistemic Possibility of Blasphemy, Heresy and Free Speech,” Florida Philosophical Review

    2006. “Religious Epistemic Relativism and the Possibility of Religious Knowledge,” Philosophia Christi.

    2005. “Aristotle and Headless Clones,” Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics.

    2005. “The Tao of Narnia,” Narnia and Philosophy, Open Court Press.

    Recent Paper Presentations

    2018. “Metaphysics, Markets and Mondragon,” Keynote Lecture Edith Stein Institute Summer School, Granada, Spain.

    2018. “Philosophical Realism and Free Markets,” Invited Lectures at the European University of Tirana, and Qiriazi University, Albania.

    2018. “Realist Metaphysics and Free Markets,” Evangelical Philosophical Society Western Meeting, Grand Canyon University.

    2017. “Ontology and Genetic Germ Line Enhancement,” European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare, University of Belgrade.

    2017. “Ontology, Theology and Politics,” International Academy of Philosophy, Granada, Spain.

    2017. “Three Problems for Existence Monism,” Evangelical Philosophy Society Western Meeting.

    2017. “Nature and Existence Monism: Essence, Identity and Quantification,” Universita della Santa Croce, Rome, Italy.

    2016. “Vallicella’s Regress Objection to Moreland’s Account of Existence: A Rejoinder,” Evangelical Philosophy Society National Meeting.

    2016. “Two Thomistic Routes to Existence: Klubertanz and Stein,” Evangelical Philosophy Society Western Meeting, Gateway Seminary.

    2015. “Josef Seifert’s Ontological Realism,” International Congress on Realist Phenomenology, International Academy of Philosophy, Granada, Spain.

    2015. Fallacies and Phronesis, European Conference on Argumentation, Universidad Nova, Lisbon Portugal.

    2015. “Who’s Afraid of Relativism? No One Who Rejects Relativism!” Society of Christian Philosophers, Western Division Meeting, Azusa Pacific University.

    2014. “Towards a Phenomenological Correspondence Theory of Emotions,” European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotions, Universidad Nova, Lisbon, Portugal.

    2014. “A Reply to Nate Jackson's ‘The Vagueness of Theistic Interpretations of William James’ Pluralism', American Philosophical Association, Western Division Meeting.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Daybreak Church, Carlsbad, CA

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Member, American Philosophical Association
    Member, Evangelical Philosophical Society

  • Interests & Hobbies


  • Personal Philosophy

    "My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely in Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge." (Paul to the Church at Colosse)