Randy RidenourAssociate Professor of Philosophy Montgomery Hall405.585.4432 OBU Box 61226500 W. UniversityShawnee, OK 74804
Ridenour joined the OBU faculty in 2000, the same year he completed a Ph.D. degree from the University of Oklahoma. The Copan, Okla., native was an infantry soldier before completing his college degree. He later served as a chaplain’s assistant before being commissioned as a chaplain with the Army Reserve. He served in active duty in 2003 and 2004, stationed at Fort Hood in Texas, supporting the soldiers and families of the 4th Infantry Division during their deployment to Iraq. He has presented papers at philosphy conferences and meetings in the mid-south and midwest. Ridenour serves as a supply preacher in churches around the state.
Educational Background:B.A., University of OklahomaM.A., University of OklahomaPh.D., University of OklahomaDissertation: "An Essentialist Theory of Modality"
Courses Taught:PHIL 1043: Introduction to PhilosophyPHIL 3203: Symbolic LogicPHIL 1999: Topics of PhilosophyPHIL 4603: MetaphysicsPHIL 2343, 2353: History of Ancient and Medieval PhilosophyPHIL 2143: History of Modern PhilosophyPHIL 3653: EpistemologyPHIL 2363: Philosophy of ReligionPHIL 3703: AestheticsPHIL 315: 20th Century Philosophy
Selected Publications and/or Professional Activities:
“Naturalism, Theism, and Bayesian Probability” at the Mid-South Philosophy Conference, Spring 2000
“An Example of Technology Use in Humanities Instruction: Bringing Medieval Philosophy out of the Middle Ages” at the Symposium on Technology for Learning Improvement, Spring 1997
“Minds, Machines, and Gödel” at the Mid-South Philosophy Conference, Spring 1997
“A Response to Jim Shelton’s ‘Truth and the JTB Account of Knowledge’” at the Mid-South Philosophy Conference, Spring 1997