Myron Penner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Graduate Philosophy Coordinator for MA in Interdisciplinary Humanities
Myron Penner began working at TWU in 2005. He completed his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Purdue University in 2007. Myron's primary research areas are epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of religion but also has interests in ethics, philosophy of science, logic and early modern philosophy.
B.A. (Columbia Bible College); M.C.S. (Regent College); Ph.D. (Purdue University).
- "Divine Creation and Perfect Goodness in a 'No Best World' Scenario," International Journal for Philosophy of Religion. Vol. 59 (2006): 25-47.
- "The Pacifist's Burden of Proof," Philosophia Christi, Vol. 7:1, 107-123.
- "Minority Views and the Wider World: Yoder and Plantinga on Particularity" in Exiles in the Empire (2006, Pandora Press), 145-167.
- "Why Mennonite Pacifists Should Be Reformed Epistemologists", Conrad Grebel Review. Vol. 22 (Spring 2003):24-32.
- "Normativity in Deleuze and Guattaris Concept of Philosophy" Continental Philosophy Review. Vol. 36 (March 2003): 45-59.
- "The Quest for Natural Ontological Attitudes Withinin the Limits of Reason," Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association (2002):103-16.
Notable accomplishments and experiences
- Visiting Graduate Fellowship, University of Notre Dame Center for Philosophy of Religion ($14,000), 2004-05.
- Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities research Council of Canada ($20,000), 2004-05.
- Research Grant, Purdue Research Foundation ($12,000 per year), 2004-06.
- Teaching Assistant Fellowship, Purdue University ($12,000 per year), 2001-04.
Myron Penner works in School of Graduate Studies, and Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in the departments of MA Interdisciplinary Humanities, and Philosophy.