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Joshua Rasmussen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Theology and Philosophy
Phone: (626) 815-5496
Joshua Rasmussen, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of philosophy, and his area of expertise is analytic metaphysics, with a focus on basic categories of reality, such as objects, ideas, and necessary existence. He has published more than a dozen articles on these topics in peer-reviewed academic journals, and he has two scholarly books coming out: Defending the Correspondence Theory of Truth (Cambridge University Press, 2014) and Necessary Existence (with Pruss; Oxford University Press, 2015). His research also includes a grant-funded project on randomness. Rasmussen is a truth-seeker at heart and values collaboration across disciplines and perspectives.


Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
M.A., Biola University
B.A., Arizona State University

Templeton Research Fellowship, University of Notre Dame
Teaching Certificate, Kaneb Center, University of Notre Dame


  • School of Theology
    • Department of Theology & Philosophy


  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Mind

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