Philosophy Department
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Felmon Davis

Job Title
Emeritus Professor of Philosophy

Research interests

Felmon Davis’s research centers on moral theory, metaphysics and philosophy of mind, with particular focus on some contemporary treatments of the problem of the objectivity of moral belief and principle, e.g. in “discourse ethics” and analytical meta-ethics. In the end, his question is, what does it make sense for anyone to believe about right and wrong? There are intriguing connections too to recent work in the philosophy of religion (rationality of religious belief).

Academic credentials

B.A. cum laude, Haverford College; Ph.D., Princeton University