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Dr. Daniel Breyer

Associate Professor
Stevenson Hall - STV 323B
  • About
  • Education
  • Awards & Honors
  • Research

Current Courses

101.001Basic Issues In Philosophy

101.002Basic Issues In Philosophy

101.003Basic Issues In Philosophy

208.001Buddhist Philosophy

254.001Ancient Philosophy

254.002Ancient Philosophy

101.009Basic Issues In Philosophy

400.001Independent Study

330.001Topics in Moral Theory

Teaching Interests & Areas

Epistemology Moral Psychology/Freedom and Religion Philosophy of Religion Indian & Buddhist Philosophy Ancient, Medieval & Early Modern Philosophy

Research Interests & Areas

Contemporary epistemology Philosophy of Religion Moral Psychology Buddhist Studies

Ph D Philosophy

Fordham University
Bronx, New York

MA Liberal Arts (Great Books Program)

St. John's College
Santa Fe, NM

BA Classics

University of Montana
Missoula, MT

Outstanding Teaching Award, Teaching Initiative Award

Illinois State University

Funded Participant, Institute on Experimental Philosophy

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Inaugural Kenneth A. and Mary Ann Shaw Teaching Fellowship


University Research Grant: Pre-Tenure Faculty Initiative Grant

College of Arts and Sciences, Illinois State University

Summer Research Grant

Department of Philosophy

International Travel Grant

College of Arts and Sciences, Illinois State University

Journal Article

Breyer, D. Freedom with a Buddhist Face. Sophia 52.2 (2013): 359 - 379.
Breyer, D. Knowledge, Credit, and Cognitive Agency. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 94 (2013): 26 pages.
Breyer, D. Molinism, Freedom, and Luck. Philosophia Christi 15.2 (2013): 189 - 206.
Breyer, D. Ownership, Agency, and Defeat. Acta Analytica (2012)
Breyer, D. Reflective Luck and Belief Ownership. Acta Analytica 25 (2010): 133–154.


Ancient Philosophy and the Art of Living. Audition for Road Scholar Program. Illinois Humanities Council. (2014)
Ancient Philosophy and the Art of Living. Mornings with the Professors. ISU Senior Professionals. (2014)
Animal Suffering and the Problem of Evil: The Case Against God. The God Debate: Animal Suffering and the Problem of Evil. Illinois State University Philosophical Society and Religious Studies Faculty Forum. (2014)
The Vedas: The Hymn to Agni and Wisdom's Flame. Vedic Center Grand Opening. (2014)
Quality Online Course: Lessons Learned and Transformations. Annual University-Wide, Teaching and Learning Symposium: Center for Teaching Learning and Technology. Illinois State University. (2011)

Grants & Contracts

International Seminar Series: Fostering World Religious Literacy. International Studies and Programs. Illinois State University. (2019)
Pressing Questions in Religion. College of Arts and Sciences. Illinois State University. (2017)