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UC Davis Department of Philosophy

Jonathan Dorsey

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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Brief Curriculum Vitae


BA, Philosophy, The Ohio State University
MA, Philosophy, University of California, Davis

Area of Specialization: Philosophy of mind, metaphysics

Areas of Competence: Logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of religion

Courses Taught

Critical Reasoning
Minds, Brains, and Computers
Introduction to Philosophy (at CSU Sacramento)

Courses Assisted

Introduction to Philosophy
Critical Reasoning
Introduction to Symbolic Logic
Minds, Brains, and Computers
History of Philosophy: Early Modern
Introduction to Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Religion
Philosophy of Law


Philosophy of Mind
Ethical Theories

Publications: "On the Supposed Limits of Physicalist Theories of Mind" (forthcoming in Philosophical Studies)

Dissertation: "The Explanatory Gap - A Problem for 'Physicalism'," Directed by Bernard Molyneux