University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Philosophy

Tyler Doggett

Tyler Doggett

Tyler Doggett; Ph.D., Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004
  • C.V. (PDF)
Area of expertise

Ethics and Philosophy of Mind

Contact Information
Office Hours 2014-15: Professor Doggett is on sabbatical

70 South Williams Street, Room 208

Tyler Doggett is most interested in ethics, philosophy of mind, early modern philosophy and metaphysics.

Some of his publications include:

“Wanting Things You Don’t Want” (co-written with Andy Egan), Philosophers’ Imprint vol. 7, no. 9

“Why Kamm's and Scanlon's Arguments Against Taurek Don't Work,” The Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy vol. 3, no. 3

“Why Leibniz Believes Descartes Was Wrong and the Scholastics Were Right,” Philosophical Studies149: 1-18

“Does Nagel’s Footnote 11 Solve the Mind-Body Problem?” (co-written with Daniel Stoljar), forthcoming in Philosophical Issues

“How We Feel About Terrible, Non-existent Mafiosi” (co-written with Andy Egan), forthcoming in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research

“Saving the Few," forthcoming in Nous

“Recent Work on the Ethics of Self-Defense,” forthcoming in Philosophy Compass

Professor Doggett mostly teaches ethics courses, including an introductory-level class on ethics and food, an intermediate-level class on the ethics of killing various things, and an advanced class on metaethics.