C. R. Dodsworth, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Department Chair

Areas of Specialization: Philosophy of Religion, Philosophical Theology, and Metaethics
Office: LAC 303
Phone: 251.380.5220
Email: cdodsworth [at] shc [dot] edu

B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Dayton
M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Michigan

Courses taught:

  • Introductory Logic
  • Intermediate Logic
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Contemporary Philosophy of Religion (graduate Theology)
  • Bioethics
  • Contemporary Epistemology
  • C. S. Lewis and Philosophy of Religion
  • Seminar on Thomas Aquinas (graduate Theology)
  • History of Medieval Philosophy
  • Philosophy for Understanding Theology (cross-listed in THL)
  • Cats and Concepts:  An Introduction to Philosophy
  • Harry Potter and Philosophy
  • Philosophical Theology:  Forgiveness and Atonement
  • Seminar on the Problem of Evil
  • Metaethics Seminar:  Foundations of Morality (with Dr. Ferry)

As part of his interest in metaethics and philosophical theology, Professor Dodsworth has a significant interest in the metaphysics of happiness, as illustrated here, here, and here (for example).  He and Professor Krizan (now at UW Lacrosse) are currently in the planning stages of an joint research project on this topic.   One issue in particular is how to measure happiness.  In particular, we think that ethicists generally have it wrong, or at least that there are better approaches.

Perhaps more importantly, here are pictures of MY cats: