Michael Tooley is an American philosopher at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has a BA from the University of Toronto and earned his Ph.D. in philosophy at Princeton University in 1968. He taught at Stanford University and the Australian National University and, since 1992, at the University of Colorado Boulder.
He has worked on philosophy of science, philosophy of religion, causality and metaphysical naturalism, and has debated the existence of God with William Lane Craig. His paper "Abortion and Infanticide" has been controversial.
- Abortion – Three Perspectives (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009)
- Knowledge of God (with Alvin Plantinga, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2008)
- Metaphysics, (New York: Garland Publishing, 1999) Edited, five volumes: Volume 1 - Laws of Nature, Causation, and Supervenience; Volume 2 - The Nature of Time; Volume 3 - Properties; Volume 4 - Particulars, Actuality, and Identity; Volume 5 - Necessity and Possibility.
- Time, Tense, and Causation, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997).
- Causation, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, Readings in Philosophy Series, 1993). Co-edited with Ernest Sosa.
- Causation: A Realist Approach, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987).
- About Tooley
- Tooley, Michael (1977). "The Nature of Laws". Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 7 (4): 667–698.
- Transcript of Debate With Craig
- Video of Debate With Craig
- Tooley, M. "Abortion and Infanticide". Philosophy and Public Affairs 2:1 (Autumn 1972): 37-65, at 52-53.
- Tooley, M. 1984. "In Defense of Abortion and Infanticide". In Pojman and Beckwith 1998: 209-233.
- Don Marquis and Michael Tooley on abortion and personhood
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