Douglas Edwards Philosophy

I am a philosopher who works mainly on truth and other topics in metaphysics and philosophy of language, but I am also interested in many other things (like pro wrestling). At the moment I am particularly interested in Daoist and Buddhist philosophy, and how it relates to Ancient Greek Philosophy and Existentialism.

My book The Metaphysics of Truth (Oxford University Press, August 2018) won the American Philosophical Association's 2019 Sanders Book Prize. This prize, funded by the Marc Sanders Foundation, is awarded to the best book in philosophy of mind, metaphysics, or epistemology that engages the analytic tradition published in English in the previous five-year period. More on this here.

Before that, my first book Properties was published by Polity Press in 2014. I also edited Truth: A Contemporary Reader for Bloomsbury Press, which was published in September 2019. 

I also wrote a book called Philosophy Smackdown (Polity Press, 2020), which is about pro wrestling and philosophy (see for more info).  

You can find out more about my published and forthcoming books in the Books section. Most of my published papers have been on truth, and versions of my published papers are available in the Papers section. 

I work at Utica University, in Utica, New York. Prior to this I worked at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, the University of Aberdeen, and University College Dublin, after doing my PhD at the University of St Andrews.  I live in upstate NY with my wife Alex Plakias, who's also a philosopher, and our two kids.

I am an Associate Editor of the journal Analysis, a member of the steering committee for the Virtual International Consortium of Truth Research (VICTR), and Director of the Applied Ethics Institute at Utica.