Donald Smith, Ph.D.


Associate Professor


Associate Professor of Philosophy (Ph.D., 2004 University of Notre Dame)
Areas of Interest: Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion


Office: 107 Starke House


SFPaperReason, Metaphysics, and Mind: New Essays on the Philosophy of Alvin Plantinga, eds. Kelly James Clark and Michael Rea, Oxford University Press, 2012, pp. 197-202.

"The Fall of the Mind Argument and Some Lessons about Freedom", with E.J. Coffman,Topics in Contemporary Philosophy: Volume 7: Action, Ethics, and Responsibility, MIT Press, 2010: 127-148.

"Chisholm's Phenomenal Argument Revisited: A Dilemma for Perdurantism", American Philosophical Quarterly, 2010, 47: 31-42.

"Mereology without Weak Supplementation", Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 2009, 87: 505-511.

"Lottery Puzzles and Jesus' Return", Religious Studies, 2009, 45: 37-49.

"How to Endure an Alleged Paradox", Journal of Philosophical Research, 2008, 33: 285-292.

"Vague Singulars, Semantic Indecision, and the Metaphysics of Persons", Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 2007, 74: 569-585.

"The Vagueness Argument for Mereological Universalism", Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 2006, 87: 357-368.

"'Wholly Present' Defined", with Thomas Crisp, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 2005, 71: 318-344.

"Critical Notice of Hawthorne's Knowledge and Lotteries", Philosophical Books, 2005, 46: 123-31.

"Kant on the Dependency of the Cosmological Argument on the Ontological Argument", European Journal of Philosophy, 2003, 11: 206-218.