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UC Davis Department of Philosophy

David Copp

Philosophy Department

1240 Social Sciences and Humanities
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Phone: (530) 752-0607

Fax: (530) 752-8964

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Professor and Chair

Brief Curriculum Vitae

Office: 2281 Social Sciences and Humanities Building

Phone: (530) 554-1386


Ph.D.: Cornell University, 1976

Dissertation: “Individuals, Collectives and Moral Agency,” directed by David Lyons

Areas of Specialization: Moral and political philosophy.

Re-joined the UC Davis Philosophy Faculty: 2009

2011-2012 Course Schedule


117 Foundations of Ethics

Not Teaching

217 Political Philosophy Seminar

Other Courses

16 Philosophical Foundations of American Democracy

Recent Publications

“Realist-Expressivism and Conversational Implicature,” in Oxford Studies in Metaethics, Volume 4, ed. Russ Shafer-Landau, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 167-202, 2009 .

“Toward a Pluralist and Teleological Theory of Normativity,” Noûs-Supplement: Philosophical Issues, Vol. 19, pp. 21-37, 2009.

Currently Supervising Dissertations

Brian Coffey
Johnnie Pedersen, “Moral Inquiry and Experimental Philosophy”