Westar Institute

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Richard Carrier

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Independent Scholar

Bay Area, California


• B.A., University of California, Berkeley • M.A., Columbia University, New York • M.Phil., Columbia University, New York • Ph.D., Columbia University, New York


Richard Carrier is a philosopher, historian, and author specializing in the contemporary philosophy of naturalism and secular humanism, and in Greco-Roman philosophy, science, and religion, particularly the origins of Christianity. He blogs and lectures worldwide, teaches courses online at Partners for Secular Activism, and is the author of many books, including most relevantly On the Historicity of Jesus (2014), Hitler Homer Bible Christ (2014), and Proving History (2012), plus chapters in several edited volumes, and articles in magazines and academic journals, and on his namesake blog.

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