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Keith WymaKeith Wyma

300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.4772
Fax: 509.777.4512
Office Location: Lindaman Sem.Center 123


Ph.D., M.A. University of Notre Dame
B.A. Calvin College

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty


Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Ethics; philosophy of action; philosophy of religion; history of philosophy

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors

Publications include: author of "Innocent Sinfulness, Guilty Sin: Original Sin and Divine Justice," a reader in Contemporary Philosophical Theology; "Answering the Grounding Objection:  Divine Modeling and Semifactuals of Freedom" in Philosophia Christi (2007); author of the book Crucible of Reason: Intentional Action, Practical Rationality, and Weakness of Will (2004, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers); an article, "Innocent Sinfulness, Guilty Sin: Original Sin and Divine Justice," in Christian Faith and the Problem of Evil (Eerdmans Publishing Co.).

Invited key-note speaker and presented a paper, "The Thomistic View of Civil Disobedience," at Gonzaga University's third annual Graduate Philosophy Conference (2007); co-led the Ethics and Public Service Values Seminar at the Eastern Management Development Center for the federal government, and presented "Four Rival Models of Ethical Decision-making" (2006).

Presentations include: "Commentary on Eric Silverman's The Supremacy of Love," at the Midwest Conference of the Society of Christian Philsophers, Hope College, Michigan (2011); "Commentary on James Cains The Kane-Widerker Objection to Frankfurt Counterexamples," at the Central Division Annual Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Chicago (2010); "The Thomistic View of Civil Disobedience," at the Society of Christian Philosophers, Pacific Region Meeting (2005); "Divine Modeling, Counterfactuals of Freedom and the Grounding Objection," at the Christian Scholarship . . . for What?  International, Interdisciplinary Conference (2001); "Innocent Sinfulness, Guilty Sin: Original Sin and Divine Justice," at Calvin College's Seminars in Christian Scholarship, God and Evil Conference (2000); "Can Counterfactuals of Freedom Possibly Be True?" at the Society of Christian Philosophers, Pacific Region Meeting (1999).

Murdock Lives of Commitment Research Fellowship for Streetsmart Ethics:  Connecting What’s Right with What’s Smart on Wall Street (2003); Summer Research Fellowship for Weakness of Will as a Problem for Practical Rationality, Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith and Learning (2000).

Judge at Northwest Regional Ethics Bowl for the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (2008, '09). 

National Merit Scholar (Calvin College, 1986-1990).