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Forrest BairdForrest Baird

300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.4380
Fax: 509.777.4512
Office Location: Lindaman Sem.Center 121


Ph.D., M.A. Claremont Graduate University
M.Div. Fuller Theological Seminary
B.A. Westmont College

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty


Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Philosophy of religion; history of ancient philosophy; Asian philosophy

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors

Books: Edited the 6th edition of the Philosophic Classics series: Ancient Philosophy, Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy, Modern Philosophy, and From Plato to Derrida (2011). Edited Asian Philosophy Vol. VI: Philosophic Classics (2005); edited Ancient Philosophy: Philosophic Classics (2011, 6th ed.); Medieval Philosophy: Philosophic Classics (2003, 4th ed.); Modern Philosophy: Philosophic Classics (2003, 4th ed.); Nineteenth-Century Philosophy: Philosophic Classics (2003, 3rd ed.); Twentieth-Century Philosophy: Philosophic Classics (2003, 3rd ed.); From Plato to Derrida (2003, 4th ed.). Edited Human Thought and Action (1992). Co-authored Introduction to Philosophy: A Case Method Approach (1981; reprinted 2001). 

Articles include: review of The Cambridge Companion to Christian Philosophical Theology, by Charles Taliaferro and Chad Meister, editors, in Theology Today (2011); review of John D. Caputo's book Philosophy and Theology for Theology Today (2008); "A Simple Version of Anselm's Argument," published in The Journal of Teaching Philosophy (1995); "Cartesian Values and the Critical Thinking Movement: Challenges for the Christian Scholar and Teacher," published in Faculty Dialogue (1993, co-authored with Dale Soden); "Writing Critical Analysis Papers," published in the American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Teaching Philosophy (1988).

Received a fellowship for the National Endowment for the Humanities Workshop on Confucianism and Chinese Culture held at Colorado College, Colo., (1996). Received a fellowship for the Washington Center Conference on Multicultural Diversity in Olympia, Wash., (1994).  Murdock Mentoring Project Fellow (1992-93). Received a FIPSE grant for study in Germany (1992).  Was a Fellow of the Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research in Collegeville, MN (1989).  Received a fellowship from National Endowment for the Humanities (Brown University, 1984). 

Named Most Influential Professor by the Classes of 2003, 1998, 1997, 1989 and 1987; received Teaching Excellence Award from Whitworth faculty in 1995.