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Professor David K. Johnson, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

Professor David K. Johnson
  • King's College
  • University of Oklahoma
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We can always take comfort in the fact that we can find and do embrace answers to metaphysical questions.

Dr. David Kyle Johnson is Associate Professor of Philosophy at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He earned a master’s degree and doctorate in philosophy from the University of Oklahoma.

At Oklahoma, he won the coveted Kenneth Merrill Graduate Teaching Award. In 2011, the American Philosophical Association’s committee on public philosophy gave him an award for his ability to make philosophy accessible to the general public.

Professor Johnson regularly teaches classes on metaphysics, philosophy of religion, philosophy of mind, and logic, as well as courses on critical thinking and scientific reasoning. He has published papers on human freedom, the problem of natural evil, the multiverse, the existence of souls, and many related topics in such journals as Religious Studies, Sophia, Philo, Philosophy and Literature, and Think. He also maintains two blogs for Psychology Today.

Professor Johnson also publishes prolifically on the intersection of pop culture and philosophy. One of his books, Inception and Philosophy: Because It’s Never Just a Dream, inspired an authors@Google talk with more than half-a-million YouTube views. He also has written numerous articles that explore the relationship between philosophical questions and such pop cultural phenomena as The Hobbit, Doctor Who, Batman, South Park, Johnny Cash, Quentin Tarantino, and Christmas.

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"Professor David Johnson presents, difficult to understand content, clearly and excitedly. The information is in a logical sequence and leads to a modern metaphysical theory that literally changes my perception."

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12 Courses and Sets

  1. The Big Questions of Philosophy

    The Big Questions of Philosophy

    David K. Johnson
    4.1 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this series
    (61)
    Starting at $219.95 Starting at $219.95 $384.95 $219.95$384.95
    We have all pondered seemingly unanswerable but significant questions about our existence: Why are we here? What is knowledge? Does God exist? There is no better way to study the big questions in philosophy than to compare how the world’s greatest minds have analyzed these questions and reasoned out potential solutions. The final step is always deciding for yourself whether you find an explanation convincing.
  2. Exploring Metaphysics Sale

    Exploring Metaphysics

    David K. Johnson
    3.6 out of 5
    56% of reviewers would recommend this series
    (51)
    Save up to $165.00 Starting at $24.95 $34.95 $24.95$34.95
    What comes to mind when you hear the word “metaphysics”? The truth is, while metaphysics is among the oldest strands of philosophical thought—an inquiry into the very nature of reality—metaphysics is also on the cutting edge of today’s scientific discoveries. Now you can take a journey through the limits of today’s knowledge in Exploring Metaphysics. Professor David Kyle Johnson identifies our...
  3. (Set) The Big Questions of Philosophy & Great Ideas of Philosophy Set

    (Set) The Big Questions of Philosophy & Great Ideas of Philosophy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $519.90 Starting at $519.90 $1,009.90 $519.90$1,009.90
    Big questions and great ideas have given life to one of the greatest human endeavors: philosophy. Study some of the most provocative thinkers, debates, and ideas with this two-course set. Start with The Big Questions of Philosophy and consider the quandaries that have baffled the greatest thinkers of all time. Then examine history's greatest theological and ethical debates with Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition.
  4. (Set) Exploring Metaphysics & Modern Intellectual Tradition Set

    (Set) Exploring Metaphysics & Modern Intellectual Tradition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $349.90 Starting at $349.90 $469.90 $349.90$469.90
  5. (Set) The Big Questions of Philosophy & The Philosopher's Toolkit Set

    (Set) The Big Questions of Philosophy & The Philosopher's Toolkit

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $549.90 Starting at $549.90 $639.90 $549.90$639.90
    Thinking is at the heart of our everyday lives. Explore the fundamentals of philosophy with this two-course set. Start by examining the quandaries that have baffled the greatest minds of all time with The Big Questions of Philosophy. Then, gain the tools and skills to become a better thinker—learn to simplify problems, think more creatively, and make better decisions with The Philosopher’s Toolkit.
  6. (Set) Exploring Metaphysics & Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines  Set

    (Set) Exploring Metaphysics & Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $279.90 Starting at $279.90 $279.90 $279.90$279.90
  7. (Set) Exploring Metaphysics & 12 Essential Scientific Concept Set

    (Set) Exploring Metaphysics & 12 Essential Scientific Concept

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $279.90 Starting at $279.90 $279.90 $279.90$279.90
    Engage your mind with this enthralling set of courses. Begin by exploring metaphysics, and understanding the oldest strand of philosophical thought –an inquiry into the very nature of reality itself. Then, delve into the twelve core concepts that any student of scientific inquiry needs to understand, from the miracle of life to making order out of chaos.
  8. (Set) The Big Questions of Philosophy & Exploring Metaphysics Set

    (Set) The Big Questions of Philosophy & Exploring Metaphysics

    David K. Johnson
    Starting at $369.90 Starting at $369.90 $484.90 $369.90$484.90
    People who love to think can’t miss this two-course set that gets to the heart of profound philosophical questions, answers, and views. Start by examining the quandaries that have baffled the greatest minds of all time with The Big Questions of Philosophy. Then, delve deeply into the very nature of reality with one of the oldest—and most cutting-edge—strands of philosophical thought in Exploring Metaphysics.
  9. (Set) Exploring Metaphysics & Meaning of Life Set

    (Set) Exploring Metaphysics & Meaning of Life

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $349.90 Starting at $349.90 $469.90 $349.90$469.90
    Examine some of the biggest and deepest questions about the problems and challenges of human life with this thoughtful course set. First, in Exploring Metaphysics, explore the nature of reality, free will, consciousness, the relationship between the mind and the brain, and even the possibility of time travel. Then, in The Meaning of Life: Perspectives from the World's Great Intellectual Traditions, ponder how...
  10. (Set) The Big Questions of Philosophy & Philosophy of Mind Set

    (Set) The Big Questions of Philosophy & Philosophy of Mind

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $349.90 Starting at $349.90 $639.90 $349.90$639.90
    History's most profound thinkers have spent their lives attempting to answer deceptively simple questions. Examine these discussions with this two-course set. Start with The Big Questions of Philosophy to consider the quandaries that have baffled the greatest thinkers of all time. Then, contemplate how we think and what exactly what the mind is, from a philosophical point of view, with Philosophy of Mind.
  11. (Set) Exploring Metaphysics & Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) Exploring Metaphysics & Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $649.90 $449.90$649.90
    Explore the biggest questions of human existence that philosophers throughout history have attempted to answer, in this thought-provoking course set. First, in Exploring Metaphysics, explore the nature of reality, free will, consciousness, the relationship between the mind and the brain, and even the possibility of time travel. Then, in The Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition, grasp the themes and questions and...
  12. (Set) The Big Questions of Philosophy & The Modern Political Tradition Set on sale

    (Set) The Big Questions of Philosophy & The Modern Political Tradition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $605.00 Starting at $66.90 $164.90 $66.90$164.90
    Philosophy has many facets, and this two-course set provides a deep dive into some of the more gripping areas of study. Start by contemplating many quandaries that led to the creation of this vital human endeavor with The Big Questions of Philosophy. Then, look at the political angle of philosophy by studying great thinkers such as Marx and Rousseau in The Modern Political Tradition: Hobbes to Habermas.
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