Brandon Rickabaugh

Brandon Rickabaugh is an assistant professor of philosophy and research scholar on public philosophy at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He received a B.A. in philosophy from University of California at Irvine, a M.A. in philosophy from Talbot School of Theology (Biola), and a PhD in philosophy from Baylor University. He has publications in various academic journals and books with Oxford University Press and Willey-Blackwell. He has been a Research Fellow at Baylor University for the Accountability as a Relational Virtue Project, a Graduate Fellow in neuroscience for the SCP Science Cross-Training Grant with the John Templeton Foundation. He is currently the Franz Brentano Fellow in the Metaphysics of Mind at The Martin Institute. He has given talks at universities in the US and UK, including Oxford, Durham, UC Davis, UT Austin, CU Boulder, and Yale. His academic work focuses on the nature of consciousness and how it informs our understanding of human nature, the nature and activity of God, and human flourishing. In the broadest sense, his work seeks to understand what unifies ultimate reality and human persons. He also engages public-facing philosophy exploring how the nature of consciousness and human persons relate to emerging technologies in artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and neuroscience.  Brandon and his wife, Laura, have three children.

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