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David Williams, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Department of Theology and Philosophy, High Sierra Campus
Phone: 559-642-4555
David Williams, Ph.D. is an associate professor of philosophy. David teaches in the Great Works program at APU’s High Sierra Campus (located 12 miles south of Yosemite National Park). The High Sierra program uses a “Great Books” format to integrate history, art history, philosophy, and literature. Students combine rigorous academic inquiry with outdoor experiences in the classroom of the spectacular central Sierra. This gives David the opportunity to combine his love of climbing, skiing, mountain biking, backpacking, and hiking with the craft of philosophy. David is a historian of philosophy specializing in Classical Greek thought. His areas of special research are Aristotle’s philosophy of mathematics and his philosophy of biology.


B.A. - Philosophy, Bethel University, St Paul, MN
M.A. - Philosophy, San Francisco State University
Ph.D. - Philosophy, University of Utah


  • School of Theology
    • Department of Theology & Philosophy
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Undergraduate Programs

Courses Taught

HUM 221 – Humanities Seminar I: Great Works
HUM 224 – Humanities Seminar IV: Great Ideas
PHIL 340 – Concepts of Human Nature
REC 465 – Winter Practicum

Office Location

High Sierra Campus, Bass Lake, CA

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