Roger Trigg

Research Fellow

Academic Summary

M.A. , D.Phil. (New College, Oxford)
Roger Trigg is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Warwick. From 2007-11 he was co-Director of a project, jointly with the Faculty of Anthropology, on the cognitive science of religion (The Roots of Religion: Exploring the Cognitive Science of Religion, Routledge, 2014, ed Roger Trigg and Justin Barrett), based in the Ian Ramsey Centre. In 2006-7 he was Interim Director of the Centre. He was Founding President of the British Society for the Philosophy of Religion (1993-6), and more recently President of the European Society for Philosophy of Religion (2008-10). He was the first President of the British Philosophical Association in 2003-4. The author of many books on philosophy, one of his main targets over a long period has been philosophical relativism in its many forms. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion and was until recently Associate Scholar of the Religious Freedom project at the Berkley Center, of Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

Research Interests

Philosophy of science and social science Philosophy of religion Science and religion Religion in public life Freedom of religion and conscience


Member of St Cross College, Oxford (former Fellow) Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University of Warwick Founding President, British Philosophical Association Former President. Mind Association Founding President, British Society for the Philosophy of Religion Former President, European Society for the Philosophy of Religion Formerly Interim Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre


Religion in Public Life, Oxford University Press, 2007 Equality, Freedom and Religion, Oxford University Press 2012 Religious Diversity: Philosophical and Political Dimensions, Cambridge University Press 2014 Beyond Matter: Why Science Needs Metaphysics, Templeton Press 2015 Does Science Undermine Faith? SPCK ‘ Little Book of Guidance’ , 2018 Monotheism and Diversity,( Elements in Religion and Monotheism series ) Cambridge University Press, forthcoming