Joshua Rasmussen, PhD


Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy

Phone: (626) 387-5864

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: John and Marilyn Duke Academic Complex, Duke 240

Video Introduction

Joshua Rasmussen, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Philosophy, and his area of expertise is analytic metaphysics, with a focus on basic categories of reality, such as mind, truth, and necessary existence. He is author of several books, including Defending the Correspondence Theory of Truth (Cambridge University Press, 2014), Necessary Existence (with Pruss; Oxford University Press, 2015), How Reason Can Lead to God (IVP, 2019), Is God the Best Explanation of Things (with Felipe Leon, Palgrave 2019), and Who Are You, Really? (IVP, 2023). He is also the founder of the Worldview Design YouTube channel, which helps people use reason to address the big questions of life. Learn more about Rasmussen's work at


  • PhD, University of Notre Dame
  • MA, Biola University
  • BS, Arizona State University


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

Academic Area

  • School of Theology


  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Metaphysics

Courses Taught

  • PHIL 100 – Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 303 - Reasons for Faith
  • PHIL 410 - Philosophy of Religion
  • PHIL 495 - Seminar in Philosophy
  • PHIL 496 - Senior Seminar
  • PHPH 100 - Introduction to Philosophy