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Deborah C. Smith

Associate Professor


  • University of Washington, Ph.D. 1996 Philosophy
  • University of Washington, M.A. 1992 Philosophy
  • Pomona College, B.A. 1990 Philosophy
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications


  1. “Mind-Independence and the Logical Space of Wright’s Realist-Relevant Axes,” The Southern Journal of Philosophy 49 (2011): 164-191.
  2. "Superassertibility and the Equivalence Schema: a Dilemma for Wright's Antirealist," Synthese 157 (2007): 129-139, also available online.
  3. "Warranted Assertibility and the Norms of Assertoric Practice: Why Truth and Warranted Assertibility are not Coincident Norms," Ratio 18 (2005): 206-20.
  4. "A Hole in the Defense of Pure Reason: The Gap Between the Grasping of a Concept and Synthetic A Priori Justification,"  Journal of Philosophical Research 28 (2003): 345-60.
  5. "The Case for Metaphysical Realism,"  The Southern Journal of Philosophy 40 (2002): 411-19.
  6. "Parift on Personal Identity: In Defense of Natural Persons," Idealistic Studies 31 (2000): 169-81.
  7. "Moral Realism, Skepticism, and Anti-Realism: A Critical Analysis of the Criteria for Moral Realism," Disputatio 11 (2001): 24-33.
  8. "Metaphysical Antirealism and Objective Truth: Is Metaphysical Antirealism Self Refuting?," Southern Journal of Philosophy, 37 (1999): 293-313.
Deborah C. Smith
Department of Philosophy
320 Bowman Hall
Phone: 330-672-0275