Robert Redmon, Ph.D.
Emeritus Associate Professor
Robert Redmon is an Emeritus Associate Professor of Philosophy at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has taught at VCU since 1975. Before that, he taught philosophy at the College of William and Mary, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and Monmouth College (Illinois).
Dr. Redmon received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of North Carolina in 1969. His undergraduate degree was from North Carolina State University in applied mathematics in 1961. Between the time he was at NC State and Carolina, he served in the US Army in the Army Security Agency.
His primary interests in philosophy have been in medical ethics, philosophy of language, and the history of 17th and 18th Century philosophy. His publications in the philosophy of language include articles in Mind, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, and the Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic. In medical ethics, he has published in The Hastings Center Report, the Journal of Medical Ethics, Theoretical Medicine, and Academic Medicine. In the history of philosophy, he has published in The Personalist. Several of his articles have been anthologized.
His wife teaches in middle school and they have two children. The older is a son who is a system analyst in the Washington, DC area. Their daughter teaches government in high school in Hanover County.
His only serious emotional problem is an obsessive attempt to keep a 1979 Triumph Spitfire running.