Philosophy

Edward Martin

Ed Martin

Co-Chairman, Department of Philosophy
Director, Master of Arts in Philosophical Studies
Professor of Philosophy

(434) 582-2592

enmartin@liberty.edu


Education

  • B.A., Hillsdale College
  • M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • Ph.D., M.A., Purdue University

Courses Regularly Taught

  • PHIL 201—Philosophy and Contemporary Ideas
  • PHIL 303—History of Philosophy III (later Kant, 19th and 20th century)
  • PHIL 310—Symbolic Logic
  • PHIL 429—The Thought of St. Augustine
  • PHIL 465—The Thought of C. S. Lewis
  • PHIL 497/615—The Problem of Evil
  • PHIL 430/697—Metaphysics
  • APOL 930—The Problem of Evil, Suffering, and Pain (Ph.D. program course, Summer 2016)
  • APOL 620 (Online)—The Problem of Evil, Suffering and Hell

Biography

Dr. Martin has taught at the college, seminary, and graduate school level since 1990. He came to Liberty University in 2002. He is the author of various articles and book chapters covering such topics as the problem of evil, empiricism, the remarkable renaissance of Christian philosophy in the 20th century, and suffering and soul-making. His concentrations include Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion, and History of Modern Philosophy, with special interest in the evidential problem of evil, C. S. Lewis studies, and astronomy and cosmology.

He has been invited to speak at various colleges and universities, including Concordia University, Lynchburg College, and the Greek Bible Institute in Athens, Greece. Dr. Martin is currently doing research on a new defense against the evidential argument from evil, Kant and Hume, as well as the cosmo-teleological argument (also known as the fine-tuning argument). He is married and has been blessed with two beautiful children, three cats, two guitars, and one ukulele.