The Center for Philosophy of Religion is pleased to announce that the winners of the 2011-2012 Pain and the Nature of Mind grant: David Bain and Michael Brady from University of Glasgow and John Schneider.
David Bain is Senior Lecturer of Philosophy at the University of Glasgow. He received his M.A. in philosophy from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and completed his D.Phil. in philosophy from Oxford University. His research interests are mainly in philosophy of mind, especially the nature of pain. He has published articles in journals such as The Philosophical Quarterly, Southern Journal of Philosophy, and The Journal of Consciousness Studies.
Michael Brady is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Glasgow. His main research interests are in philosophy of emotion, metaethics, and epistemology. He is the editor, with Duncan Pritchard, of Moral and Epistemic Virtues (Blackwell, 2003), editor of New Waves in Metaethics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), and has published articles in journals such as Philosophical Studies, Philosophical Quarterly, and American Philosophical Quarterly. He is currently completing a book on the epistemic value of emotion.
John R. Schneider received his B.S. degree in Social Science from Wayne State College, his M.A. in theology from Fuller Seminary, and his Ph.D. in Divinity from the University of Cambridge. He has written books on Philip Melanchthon's rhetorical approach to theology and on implications of modern economic orders for Christian theology of culture. Most recently his writings have focused on applications of distinctly Christian theology to the problem of God and gratuitous evils. He is now exploring a Christian "aesthetic" approach to both subjects of Christology and theodicy.