About Me

I am Professor of Philosophy at Northwest Nazarene University. I am scheduled to be a visiting faculty at Innsbruck University in Austria during the summer of 2014 as part of their Analytic Theology program. I work primarily on the metaphysics of free will, philosophy of religion, and virtue ethics.

Recent books of mine include:
Virtues and Their Vices (Oxford University Press, 2014)
Free Will in Philosophical Theology (Bloomsbury 2013)
Free Will: Sourcehood and Its Alternatives, 2nd ed. (Bloomsbury, 2012)
Arguing about Religion (Routledge 2009)
Metaphysics and God (Routledge 2009)

Books in progress:
Free Will and Theism: Connections, Contingencies, and Concerns, edited with Dan Speak (under contract, OUP)
Routledge Companion to Free Will, edited with Meghan Griffith and Neil Levy (under contract, Routledge)
Philosophical Essays Against Open Theism, edited with Ben Arbour (under contract, Routledge)

Other present minor projects include free will and naturalism, theological anthropology, more work on divine freedom and grace, and beginning some work on disability.

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Contact Info

Email: ktimpe [at] nnu [dot] edu

Mailing Address
Department of Philosophy
Northwest Nazarene University
Williams Hall
623 S. University Avenue
Nampa, ID 83686


Spring 2014 Courses
Philosophy of Religion
Contemporary Philosophy

Fall 2014 Courses
Honors (with Steve Shaw)
Senior Seminar: Free Will & Naturalism
Philosophy Capstone