David Baggett

Dave Bagget

Professor of Philosophy

(434) 592-4630



  • B.A. University of Michigan-Dearborn, 1988.
  • M.Div. Asbury Theological Seminary, 1992.
  • Ph.D. Wayne State University, 2002.

Classes Taught Regularly

  • Phil 201: Philosophy & Contemporary Ideas
  • Phil 350/697: Ethics
  • Phil 497/697: Advanced Concepts in Logic


Dr. David Baggett joined the staff of Liberty University in August of 2006, after teaching for four years at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. His areas of interest include philosophy and popular culture, philosophical theology, ethics, philosophy of religion and philosophy of sport.

He has published about three dozen articles and reviews and written or edited nine books, including Good God: The Theistic Foundations of Morality (with Jerry Walls), published by Oxford University Press in 2011. Other books include Did the Resurrection Happen?: A Conversation with Gary Habermas and Antony Flew (InterVarsity Press, 2009); C. S. Lewis as Philosopher: Truth, Goodness, and Beauty (with Gary Habermas and Jerry Walls; InterVarsity Press, 2008); Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts (with Shawn Klein; Open Court, 2004); Tennis and Philosophy: What the Racket is All About (University Press of Kentucky, 2010); and the forthcoming The Philosophy of Sherlock Holmes (with Phil Tallon; University Press of Kentucky, 2012). He is currently working on a sequel to Good God, a novella, a book on teaching, a scholarly assessment of the ethics and philosophy of religion of William James, and a collaborative inter-disciplinary paper on The Scarlet Letter.