Faculty & Staff

Joungbin Lim

Joungbin Lim

Assistant Professor

Troy University
Troy, Alabama 36082
McCartha Hall 202B
Telephone: 1-334-670-3515


Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Virginia
M.A. in Philosophy, Texas A&M University
M.A. in Theology, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A. in Philosophy, Chung-Ang University

Areas of Expertise:

Metaphysics (esp. personal ontology, personal identity over time, material constitution), Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion, Epistemology


Joungbin Lim is an assistant professor of philosophy.  Before coming to Troy in 2015, he was an assistant professor of philosophy at Elizabeth City State University.  He has also taught at the University of Virginia and at Texas A&M University.  Dr. Lim’s primary research interest is in contemporary analytic metaphysics, especially the ontology of persons, personal identity over time, material constitution, and related topics in the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of religion.  He is also interested in epistemology, ethics, Asian philosophy, and early modern philosophy.  His recent publications include “Physicalism and Neo-Lockeanism about Persons (Philosophical Psychology, forthcoming), “Derivative Properties and the Too Many Thinkers Problem” (Metaphysica, 2014), “Divine Providence and Human Freedom in the Tradition of Aquinas: A Defense of Theological Compatibilism” (Testamentum Imperium, 2014), “Naturalistic Epistemology, Normativity, and Self” (Rethinking Philosophy Today: Proceedings of the XXII World Congress of Philosophy, 2010), and “Dualism, Physicalism, and the Passion of the Christ” (Rethinking Philosophy Today: Proceedings of the XXII World Congress of Philosophy, 2010).  He has presented a number of papers at professional conferences, including American Philosophical Association, World Congress of Philosophy, Midsouth Philosophy Conference, Society for Christian Philosophers, Evangelical Philosophical Society, and the Joint Meeting of North Carolina Philosophical Society and South Carolina Society for Philosophy.  In 2012, he received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the National Society of Leadership and Success in recognition of his teaching excellence and dedication to student success.

Courses Taught at Troy

PHI 2203 Introduction to Philosophy
PHI 2204 Ethics and the Modern World
PHI 2205 Introduction to Logic
PHI 2210 Critical Thinking
PHI 3301 Western Philosophy
PHI 3322 Philosophy of Religion