Owen Anderson

Dr. Owen AndersonEducation

Owen Anderson received his Ph.D in Philosophy from Arizona State University in 2006. He received B.A. degrees in Philosophy and History in 1999, an M.A. in Philosophy in 2000, and an M.A. in Religious Studies in 2002. He earned the Regent’s Scholarship for his graduate work in Philosophy in 1999 and 2000.


Dr. Anderson began teaching at ASU at the West campus in 2002 as a faculty associate in the Integrative Studies Department and the American Studies Department where he taught Philosophy, Religious Studies, and U.S. History. In 2004 he became a Philosophy Lecturer in the Integrative Studies Department, and in 2006 was hired as an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy of Religion.


Dr. Anderson’s research areas include the Ethics of Belief, World Religions and Common Ground, and the Problem of Evil. His book Benjamin B. Warfield and Right Reason examines the Princeton Theological tradition and its roots in Scottish Common Sense Philosophy. He is a regular contributor to Reviews in Religion and Theology, and has published articles on Aristotelian and Thomistic concepts of law, and on contemporary natural law theory. He has also received a grant from the Harvard Pluralism Project to study the religious diversity of the greater Phoenix area.