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David Williams, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, High Sierra Semester
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


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Undergraduate Programs

School of Theology

  • Department of Philosophy

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