Joshua Rust

Professor of Philosophy

Much of my work is animated by the thought that our theorizing is helpfully complicated when we displace the dominant metaphor of the machine with that of the organism. For example, what happens when we begin to conceive of some organizations, not so much as vehicles by which we more effectively realize what we want, but more as agents that seem to be responsive to agendas that aren't a simple function of the agendas of their members?

  • PhD, University of California at Riverside

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Joshua Rust


Joshua is a Professor of Philosophy at Stetson University. He received his PhD in philosophy from the University of California - Riverside. He is the author of two books, John Searle and the Construction of Social Reality (Continuum, 2005) and John Searle (Continuum, 2009). He is also an author or co-author of various articles in social ontology, philosophy of biology, and empirical philosophy.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Social Ontology
  • Experimental Philosophy
  • Cognitive Science
  • John R. Searle
  • Philosophy of Biology

Course Sampling

  • Social Ontology
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Buddhist Philosophy
  • Experimental Philosophy