Max Baker-Hytch

Andrew AtherstoneDr Max Baker-Hytch

Associate Tutor in Philosophy


BA, MA (University of Exeter), DPhil (Oxford)

Max joined Wycliffe Hall in 2016 having completed a D.Phil. in Philosophy at Oxford University in 2014 with a dissertation which examined the philosophical implications of recent accounts of the causal origins of religious belief. He subsequently went on to hold a postdoctoral research fellowship at Oxford as part of the Templeton-funded 'New Insights and Directions in Religious Epistemology' project. He then held a research fellowship at the University of Notre Dame's Center for Philosophy of Religion, before returning to Oxford. Max's research interests lie at the intersection of analytic philosophy of religion and epistemology, and he has published on such topics as divine hiddenness, religious diversity, etiological challenges to moral and religious beliefs, the nature of rationality and knowledge, and methodological issues concerning the emerging field of analytic theology.

Classes Taught

  • Introduction to Christian Faith and Philosophy


Recent Research Articles and Chapters

  • Forthcoming. "Epistemic Externalism in the Philosophy of Religion". Philosophy Compass
  • Forthcoming. "Testimony amidst Diversity". In Knowledge, Belief, and God: New Insights in Religious Epistemology, edited by Matthew Benton, John Hawthorne, and Dani Rabinowitz. Oxford University Press.
  • 2016. "Mutual Epistemic Dependence and the Demographic Divine Hiddenness Problem". Religious Studies 52 (3): 375-394.
  • 2016. "Analytic Theology and Analytic Philosophy of Religion: What's the Difference?". Journal of Analytic Theology 4: 347-361.
  • 2015. "Defeatism Defeated". (Co-authored with Matthew Benton). Philosophical Perspectives 29 (1): 40-66.
  • 2014. "Religious Diversity and Epistemic Luck". International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 76: 171-91.

Further Links

For a full list of Dr Baker-Hytch’s publications, including article and other brief pieces, please see his CV, which is listed on his page. 

Downloadable versions of several of Max's published papers are available at PhilPapers