Teri Merrick, PhD

Professor, Department of Philosophy

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 6072
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Teri Merrick received her PhD from the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science at University of California, Irvine. She is a professor of philosophy and author of Helmholtz, Cohen, and Frege on Progress and Fidelity: Sinning Against Science and Religion. Other publications, which include works on philosophy of mathematics, the role of the emotions in science and religion, and feminist and postcolonial critiques of science and religion, have appeared in Philosophia Mathematica, Claremont Studies in the Philosophy of Religion, Christian Scholar’s Review, InterVarsity Press and Oxford University Press. Her current research project builds on previous work aimed at identifying and ameliorating instances of epistemic oppression by examining the efficacy of compassion to motivate second and third order structural change.


  • PhD, Philosophy, University of California, Irvine
  • MA, Philosophy, University of California, Irvine
  • BA, Philosophy, California State University, Fullerton

Academic Area

  • School of Theology
    • Department of Philosophy


  • Gender and Diversity Studies
  • History and Philosophy of Science and Religion
  • Kantian and Feminist Epistemology

Courses Taught

  • HUM 224 - Core Texts in Philosophy
  • HUM 324 - Core Texts in Philosophy
  • PHIL 100 – Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 320 – History of Early Modern Philosophy
  • PHIL 325 – History of 19th and 20th Century Philosophy
  • PHIL 364 - Bioethics
  • PHIL 366 - Environmental Ethics
  • PHIL 451 - Race, Sex and Science
  • PHIL 496 - Senior Seminar: Biblical Theology & Ethics