Prof. Roger Trigg

Senior Research Fellow in the Ian Ramsey Centre
St Cross College
Phone: 01789 204699


Roger Trigg is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Warwick. From 2007-11 he was co-Director of a project, jointly with the Faculty of Anthropology, on the cognitive science of religion, based in the Ian Ramsey Centre. In 2006-7 he was Interim Director of the Centre. He was Founding President of the British Society for the Philosophy of Religion (1993-6), and more recently President of the European Society for Philosophy of Religion (2008-10). He was the first President of the British Philosophical Association in 2003-4, (representing all British Philosophy), having chaired its predecessor, the National Committee for Philosophy. He is the joint editor, with Wentzel van Huyssteen of Princeton, of an international series of monographs on science and religion, published by Ashgate. The author of many books on philosophy, one of his main targets over a long period has been philosophical relativism in its many forms. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion and was until recently Associate Scholar of the Religious Freedom project at the Berkley Center, of Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

Selected Recent Publications:

Morality Matters, Blackwell, Oxford, 2005

Religion in Public Life: Must Faith Be Privatized?, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007

Free to Believe: Religious Freedom in a Liberal Society, Theos Think Tank, London , 2010 (avilable on the Theos website)

'Religion in the Public Sphere', Ecclesiastical Law Journal, 13, September 2011

'Reality at Risk', Science and Faith Within Reason, ed. J,. Navarro, Ashgate, Adlershot, 2011

Equality, Freedom and Religion, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2012

'Religion in the Public Sphere' ed Nick Brunsveld and Roger Trigg, Ars Disputandi, Utrecht, 2011

'Religious Freedom in a Secular Society', International Journal for Religious Freedom, 2012

'Freedom, Toleration and the Naturalness of Religion' in Religion, Intolerance and Conflict ed S. Clarke, R. Powell, and J. Savulescu, Oxford University Press, 2013

'Religious Diversity: Philosophical and Political Dimensions', Cambrige University Press, 2014

'The Roots of Religion: Exploring the Cognitive Science of Religion' ed Roger Trigg and Justin L.Barrett, Ashgate, 2014 

'Beyond Matter:Does Science Need Metaphysics? Templeton Press, Pennsylvania, 2015

Website Pages:

Berkley Centre for Religion, Peace & World Affairs 

Interview in the Church Times


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