Katherine Sweet

Philosophy



My name is Katherine Sweet, and I am a doctoral candidate in philosophy at Saint Louis University.


I am a philosophy instructor at Saint Louis University on graduate assistantship for the year 2021-2022.

Publications



(European Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 2022)

Abstract:

Arguments from divine hiddenness attempt to show that God, as understood by traditional theists, does not exist. Eleonore Stump has claimed that, contrary to a key premise in such arguments, it is possible for God to have a personal relationship with human beings who do not believe that he exists. In this paper I describe Stump’s defense of divine hiddenness, as well as her account of the human will. I show that her account of the knowledge of persons does not solve the problem of divine hiddenness. I also argue that Stump’s account of the will commits her to the claim that nonbelief in God entails resistance to God. I conclude with a few potential replies and my own responses to them.