Joshua Rasmussen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy
Phone: (626) 815-5496
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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.S., Arizona State University


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

Academic Area

  • School of Theology
    • Department of Philosophy


  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Mind

Courses Taught

  • PHIL 220 – Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 495 – Seminar in Philosophy