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DR Dana Goswick




  • My work centers on ontology and essence. I defend a response-dependent account of ordinary objects. I argue that objects that have de re modal properties depend for their existence partly on our dispositions to have various sort-responses. 

    I defended my dissertation at the University of California at Davis in November 2009. Whilst in graduate school, I was a visiting student at the Australian National University, UNC at Chapel Hill, and the University of Arizona. Prior to graduate school, I earned a BA in Political Studies at Bard College in upstate NY and a TEFL certificate from Cambridge University in England. 

    When not philosophizing, I can be found travelling, scuba diving, reading, and playing with my beagle, Hadley, or son, Tom.


Selected publications


Education and training

  • GCUT, University of Melbourne 2014
  • Ph.D., University of California - Davis 2009
  • M.A., University of California - Davis 2003
  • B.A., Bard College 1993
  • CELTA, University of Cambridge 1993


Available for supervision

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