Yujin Nagasawa
 is Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of the 
John Hick Centre for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Birmingham. He was educated as an undergraduate at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and received his PhD from the Australian National University (ANU) in 2004. From 2004 to 2005 he was Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Alberta, Canada and Research Fellow at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE) at ANU. He was awarded the Philosophical Quarterly Essay Prize in 2007, the John Templeton Award for Theological Promise in 2008, and the Excellence in Philosophy of Religion Prize in 2011.


Editorial Appointments

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Religion (the existence of God, divine attributes, the problem of evil, miracles, science and religion, global/inter-religious philosophy of religion)
  • Philosophy of Mind (phenomenal consciousness, the mind-body problem, semantic externalism)
  • Applied Philosophy (medical ethics, the meaning of life, death and immortality)

Funded Projects

  • Perfect Being Theism, Summer Stipend (funded by the Classical Theism Project at the University of St. Thomas and the John Templeton Foundation; 2015)
  • Death, Immortality and the Afterlife (with David Cheetham at the University of Birmingham; funded by the Analytic Theology Project; 2012-2014)
  • Exploring Alternative Concepts of God (with Andrei Buckareff at Marist College, USA; funded by the John Templeton Foundation; 2011-2013)
  • Toward a Nonphysicalist Monist Solution to the Mystery of Consciousness (with Max Velmans at Goldsmiths, University of London; funded by the John Templeton Foundation; 2009-2011)
  • Anselmian Perfect-Being Theology and the Cognitive Science of Religion (funded by the Cognition, Religion and Theology Project at the University of Oxford; 2008-2009)