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C. Daniel “Dan” Dolson

Ph.D Philosophy

UC Santa Barbara

Visiting Assistant Professor Director of Graduate Studies

Western Michigan University

Publications I Maintain

Richard Swinburne 

Richard Cartwright

I’m a Visiting Assistant Professor and the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Philosophy at Western Michigan UniversityI obtained my PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) in 2015 where I worked under the supervision of C. Anthony (Tony) Anderson. I also have an MA from Ohio University (2006) and a BA from Taylor University (2004). I attended Memorial high school in Madison, WI. 

I specialize in Metaphysics and the technical side of Philosophy of Religion. My interest also over lap significantly with the Philosophy of ScienceLanguage, (Philosophical and the Philosophy of) Logic, Modern Philosophy (esp. Hume and Leibniz), Medieval Philosophy (esp. Aquinas) the History of Analytic Philosophy, and Ethics. Since my research involves applications of probabilistic tools to Philosophy of Religion, I’ve got an increasing interest in Formal Epistemology.

I’ve taught almost 60 college-level classes at several schools, including:


  • WMU (2014- ).

I consider teaching my vocation and was pleased to have the honor of winning two teaching awards and being nominated for a third. I’m also currently the Director of Graduate Studies supervising graduate students at WMU’s highly regarded terminal MA program.