Pierre Bayle.  Dialogues of Maximus and Themistius.  Translated, edited, and introduced by Michael W. Hickson.  Brill’s Texts and Sources in Intellectual History 256/18.  Leiden: Brill, 2016.

Articles, Chapters, and Entries

Why Canada Should Invest More in Teaching Kids to Play Chess.” The Conversation. October 13, 2022.

“Pierre Bayle.” In the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Edited by Edward N. Zalta. Forthcoming. (This is a completely revised version of the entry, of which I am now sole author.)

“Illusory Checkmates: Why Chess is Not a Game.” Accepted and forthcoming in Synthese.

“Pierre Bayle.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Renaissance and Reformation. Ed. Margaret King. New York: Oxford University Press, 2022.

with Paul Frost, Michael Epp, and Marguerite Xenopoulos. “Scientific Certainty Survival Kit: How to Push Back Against Skeptics Who Exploit Uncertainty for Political Gain.” The Conversation.  January 3, 2022.

“The Role of Skepticism in Bayle’s Theory of Toleration.” In Sceptical Doubt and Disbelief in Modern European Thought, edited by V.R. Rosaleny and P.J. Smith. International Archives of the History of Ideas, volume 233 (Springer, 2021).

“Simon Foucher and Anti-Cartesian Skepticism.”  In The Oxford Handbook of Descartes and Cartesianism, edited by Delphine Antoine-Mahut, Steven Nadler, and Tad Schmaltz (Oxford University Press, 2019). pdf

How a Huguenot Philosopher Realized that Atheists could be Virtuous.”  Aeon, 18 September 2018.

“Bayle on Évidence as a Criterion of Truth.”  In Libertinage et philosophie à l’époque classique (XVIe-XVIIIe siècle), n° 14, La pensée de Pierre Bayle, edited by Antony McKenna (Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2018). pdf

“Pierre Bayle and the Secularization of Conscience.” Journal of the History of Ideas 79:2 (2018), 199-220. pdf

“Varieties of Academic Skepticism in Early Modern Philosophy: Pierre-Daniel Huet and Simon Foucher.”  In Skepticism: From Antiquity to the Present, 320-341, edited by Diego Machuca and Baron Reed (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018). pdf

with Thomas M. Lennon. “The Rise of Religious Skepticism in the Seventeenth Century.” In The Routledge Companion to Seventeenth-century Philosophy, 563-582, edited by Dan Kaufman (New York/London: Routledge, 2018). pdf

“Disagreement and Academic Skepticism in Bayle.”  In Academic Scepticism in the Development of Early Modern Philosophy, edited by Plínio Junqueira Smith and Sébastien Charles.  International Archives of the History of Ideas 221 (Dordrecht: Springer, 2017), 293-318. pdf

“Pierre Bayle.” In The Cambridge Descartes Lexicon, edited by Lawrence Nolan (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016), 55-56. pdf

“The Immortality of the Soul.”  In The Cambridge Descartes Lexicon, edited by Lawrence Nolan (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016), 686-690. pdf

“Belief and Invincible Objections: Bayle, Le Clerc, Leibniz.” In Leibniz et Bayle: Confrontation et Dialogue, edited by Christian Leduc, Paul Rateau, and Jean-Luc Solère. Studia Leibnitiana Sonderheft 43 (Franz Steiner Verlag, 2015), 69-86. pdf

“A Brief History of Problems of Evil.” In A Companion to the Problem of Evil, edited by Justin McBrayer and Daniel Howard-Snyder (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014), 3-18. pdf

“Theodicy and Toleration in Bayle’s Dictionary.”  Journal of the History of Philosophy 51:1 (2013), 49-73. pdf

with Thomas M. Lennon.  “The Skepticism of the First Meditation.”  In Descartes’ Meditations: A Critical Guide, edited by Karen Detlefsen, (Cambridge UP, 2013), 9-24. pdf

Reductio ad malum: Bayle’s Early Skepticism about Theodicy.”  Modern Schoolman 88:3/4 (2011): 201-221. pdf

“The Moral Certainty of Immortality in Descartes.”  History of Philosophy Quarterly 28:3 (July 2011), 227-46. pdf

“Conscientious Refusals without Conscience: Why Not?”  Philo: A Journal of Philosophy 13:2 (2011), 167–84. pdf

“The Message of Bayle’s Last Title: Providence and Toleration in the Entretiens de Maxime et de Themiste.” Journal of the History of Ideas 71:4 (2010), 547-67. pdf

with Thomas M. Lennon.  “The Real Significance of Bayle’s Authorship of the Avis.” British Journal for the History of Philosophy 17:1 (2009), 191–205. pdf

with Thomas M. Lennon.  “Pierre Bayle.”  In the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, edited by Edward N. Zalta.

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