Joel Ballivian

Epistemology, Confirmation Theory, Practical Ethics, and Philosophy of Religion

ballivian@wisc.edu

5172 Helen C. White

Joel received both his B.A. and M.A. in philosophy from Western Michigan University. These are some of the questions he likes to think about: is evidence necessary for justified belief? How do we rationally adjudicate between competing hypotheses? How much sacrifice does morality require of us? Are there any good reasons to believe in God? When he’s not doing philosophy, Joel enjoys blogging, playing drums, playing guitar, eating cereal, dancing wildly at weddings, the Office, and Bob Loblaw.