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UC Davis Department of Philosophy

Gerald Dworkin

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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Distinguished Professor Emeritus

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Office: 2285 Social Sciences and Humanities Building

Phone: (530) 554-4968


Ph.D.: University of California, Berkeley, 1966

Dissertation: "The Nature and Justification of Coercion," directed by Thomas Nagel

Areas of Specialization: Moral, political and legal philosophy, medical ethics

Joined the UC Davis Philosophy Faculty: 1996

2010-2011 Course Schedule

Visiting Scholar, National Institutes of Health, Department of Bioethics



Other Courses
15 Bioethics
119 Philosophy of Law
214 Ethics Seminar
217 Political Philosophy Seminar

Recent Publications

“Theory, Practice, and Moral Reasoning,” in The Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory, ed. David Copp (2006), 624-644

“Moral Paternalism,” Law and Philosophy (May, 2005), 305-319

Currently Supervising Dissertations