Edward DeLaquil

Thesis title: God, science, and truth: A signpost theory of truth for science and religion


My research focuses on truth, language, and the communication of human knowledgeSome of the topics in my work include truth, empiricism, scientific (anti)realism, naturalism, religious doctrines, and scientific representations (measurements and models).

From 09.2020 to 08.2023, I carried out my PhD research at the University of Edinburgh. Before moving to Edinburgh, I studied philosophy and theology at Boston College.  

Undergraduate teaching

Tutor at University of Edinburgh, September 2021-May 2023

  • Courses:
    • The God(s) of the Philosophers
    • The Bible in Literature

Graduate Teaching Assistant in Psychology at Boston College, January-December 2017

  • Courses:
    • Psychology of Emotions
    • Neuroscience

(first view). By what measure? A signpost theory of the truth of doctrine. Religious Studies, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0034412523000872

(2023). John Henry Newman on the presence of God in the Eucharist: An inspiration for reflecting on the truth of dogma. The Heythrop Journal, 64 (3), 318-332. http://doi.org/10.1111/heyj.14203

(2021). Contemporary naturalism, God, and the methodological relevance of Thomas Aquinas. New Blackfriars, 102.1100, 570-580. https://doi.org/10.1111/nbfr.12535

Reviews, reports, and shorter pieces

(2022). Conference Report: ECST XIX Ålesund 2022 Reviews in Science, Religion and Theology 1(2) 50-52.

Review. (2022). The Trinity Circle: Anxiety, Intelligence, And Knowledge Creation In Nineteenth-century England. By William J. Ashworth. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021. Pp. vii+ 256. Hardcover. 55.00. Religious Studies Review, 48(1), 130. https://doi.org/10.1111/rsr.15726

(2023) Winner of Theology meets Philosophy of Science Essay Competition for ‘By what measure? A signpost theory of the truth of doctrine.’  (Prize Winners - SET Foundations)