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
- Scientific Naturalism and the Modern Worldview
- John Searle
- Philosophy of Law
- Kant and Contemporary Philosophy
- Ancient Philosophy
- Honors 1: Enduring Questions
- John Searle
- Social construction
- Experimental philosophy
- "John Searle,"(Continuum 2009). See Nick Fotion's review in the NDPR.
- "John Searle and the Construction of Social Reality," (Continuum 2006)
- "The Moral Behaviour of Ethicists: Peer Opinion." Coauthored with Eric Schwitzgebel. Mind. Vol. 119. Oct 2009.
- "Do Ethicists and Political Philosophers Vote More Often Than Other Professors." Coauthored with Eric Schwitzgebel. Review of Philosophy and Psychology. Dec. 2009
- "A Vampire's Heart has its Reasons that Scientific Naturalism Can't Understand." Coauthored with Susan Peppers-Bates. True Blood and Philosophy. June 2010.
- "Ethicists' Courtesy at Philosophy Conferences." Philosophical Psychology. Coauthored with Eric Schwitzgebel, Linus Ta-Lun Huang, Alan Moore, and Justin Coates. Sept 2011.