Department ofPhilosophy

Keith Cooper

Keith Cooper

Associate Professor of Philosophy

(253) 535-7234 (office)



Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1988

B.A., Gordon College, 1976

MTS, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 1979

M.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1981

Keith Cooper has been teaching at PLU since 1984. His graduate degrees in philosophy are from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; he also has a master's degree in theology. His main areas of interest are the philosophy of religion and the philosophy of science, especially the question of methodological parallels between metaphysical inquiry and scientific theorizing (e.g., abductive reasoning). Favorite courses, in addition to those areas, include Formal Logic and The Examined Life. He has served as department chair and as dean of the Division of Humanities, as well as on many university committees.