Joshua Seachris

Assistant Teaching Professor; Program Director, Center for Philosophy of Religion

Joshua Seachris
223 Malloy


University of Oklahoma, PhD 2010

Research Interest

Meaning of Life, Value Theory

Curriculum Vitae

Joshua Seachris is Program Director for the Center for Philosophy of Religion. He manages a number of Center projects, including large interdisciplinary grant initiatives. He is also executive co-editor for the Journal of Analytic Theology. He devotes most of his philosophical energy to the topic of life’s meaning.

He grew up on the Great Plains of south-central Kansas. In his spare time he loves working in his yard, making homemade magic wands, and being with his family.

Representative Publications

What Is This Thing Called the Meaning of Life? (with Stewart Goetz) Routledge (Forthcoming).

What Makes Life Meaningful? A Debate (debate with Thaddeus Metz) Routledge (Forthcoming).

“From the Meaning Triad to Meaning Holism: Unifying Life’s Meaning.” Human Affairs (Forthcoming).

“The Sub Specie Aeternitatis Perspective and Normative Evaluations of Life’s Meaningfulness: A Closer Look.” Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 16:3 (June 2013): 605-20.

“Death, Futility, and the Proleptic Power of Narrative Ending.” Religious Studies 47:2 (June 2011): 141-63.