Jacobus Erasmus is a Christian philosopher, apologist, computer scientist,
and programmer. Having completed a post-doctoral research position at
North-West University, he is currently a visiting researcher in
philosophy at the university. He completed his PhD in
philosophy in 2016, with the dissertation topic: Towards a more
persuasive kalām cosmological argument: Permitting the actual
Erasmus' research interests include metaphysics, the philosophy of religion,
the kalām cosmological argument, the philosophy of mind, the
philosophy of science, and the philosophy of time. Apart from his
philosophy degrees, he also hold an Honours BSc in Information Technology.
The Kalām Cosmological Argument: A Reassessment, Springer, 2018.
Book Review: "The Case Against Theism: Why the Evidence Disproves God's Existence, by Raphael Lataster", International Journal of Philosophy and Theology, forthcoming.
"Mere Molinism: A Defense of two Essential Pillars", with Tim Stratton, Perichoresis, 16(2), (2018): 17-29.
"Divine Determinism and the Problem of Hell", with Tim Stratton, Perichoresis, 16(2), (2018): 3-15.
"Loke on the Infinite God Objection" Sophia, 57(1), (2018): 151-156.
"Cohen on the Kalam Cosmological Argument" Prolegomena, 15(1), (2016): 43-54.
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"Is the Big Bang the Sole Cause of the Universe? A Response to John J. Park" Acta Analytica, 31(3), (2016): 337-344.
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"The Kalām Cosmological Argument and the Infinite God Objection." With A. H. Verhoef. Sophia, 54(4), (2015): 411-427.
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Popular level articles
Talks & Presentations
"Did Time Have a Beginning?"
This paper was presented at the Third International Interdisciplinary Biennial Conference (organised by the University of South Africa), Muldersdrift, South Africa, August 29, 2016.
"Does Cosmology Support Theism?"
This paper was presented as a Colloquium at North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa, May 25, 2016.
"New Possibilities for the Kalam Cosmological Argument"
This paper was presented at The Postgraduate Philosophy Association of Southern Africa, 9th Annual Conference, Innovation Centre, University of KwaZulu-Natal, July 19, 2014.
11 January 2019
Bradley Bowen and a Lesson on Probability
14 August 2018
03 August 2018
An introduction to Romans
30 July 2018
C language tutorial: Constants and variables
29 July 2018
C language tutorial: Program structure
28 July 2018
C language tutorial: What is C?
23 July 2018
How to deal with liars?
18 July 2018
What is your purpose?
16 July 2018
What is wrong with the phrase "Oh my God!"?
Open Source Projects
A simple templating system, written in C.
A simple Ruby script to manage notes in favourite command line text editor.
Vim plugin for automatically creating, saving, and restoring sessions per file.