Stetson University

Joshua Rust

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Joshua Rust is an assistant professor of philosophy at Stetson University. He is the author of two books and co-author of several articles in empirical philosophy concerning the behavior of ethicists as compared to other academic professionals. On the lighter side, he has co-authored with Susan Pepper-Bates an essay that appears in the anthology True Blood and Philosophy. He is interested in the history of 20th century analytic philosophy and ancient philosophy. Rust is the secretary/treasurer for the Florida Philosophical Association and faculty advisor for the Stetson Philosophy Club and other student organizations.


  • Ph.D., University of California

Course Topics

  • Scientific Naturalism and the Modern Worldview
  • John Searle
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Kant and Contemporary Philosophy
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Honors 1: Enduring Questions

Research Interests

  • Metaphilosophy
  • John Searle
  • Explanation
  • Social construction
  • Wittgenstein
  • Experimental philosophy


Joshua Rust

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