Paul Rezkalla


Academic Summary

  • PhD, Philosophy (in progress), Florida State University
  • MSc, Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford
  • MA, Theology, Saint John's University
  • MA, Philosophy, University of Birmingham (UK)

Paul is currently a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy at Florida State University working on evolution and morality. He recently completed a M.Sc. in cognitive and evolutionary anthropology at Oxford University as a Templeton Graduate Fellow. He is mainly interested in ethics, philosophy of science, evolutionary anthropology, and philosophy pedagogy.

Research Interests

  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of Biology
  • Philosophy of Action
  • Evolution and Morality


  • Florida State University (PhD Candidate)
  • Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion, University of Oxford (Associate Member)


  • “Why Moral Enhancement is Unavoidably Normative” American Journal of Bioethics-Neuroscience (forthcoming)


  • “Theism & Evolutionary Debunking Arguments Against Moral Realism” European Journal for Philosophy of Religion. 12 (3): 41. 2020


  • (Review) The Emotional Mind:  The Affective Roots of Culture and Cognition by Stephen T. Asmi & Rami Gabriel, The Quarterly Review of Biology 95, no. 4 (December 2020): 324.


  • “Aren’t right and wrong just matters of opinion? On moral relativism and subjectivism.” In Introduction to Philosophy, edited by Christina Hendricks. Rebus Press (2019)


  • (Review) Neurotheology: How Science Can Enlighten Us About Spirituality by Andrew Newberg, The Quarterly Review of Biology 94, no. 1 (March 2019): 77.


  • “Does Cognitive Science of Religion Undermine Religious Belief?” Philosophy and Cosmology 12, no. 1 (2015)