Dr. Dugald Owen

Dr. Dugald Owen
Professor of Philosophy


  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Philosophy of language
  • Asian philosophy
  • Philosophy of science


  • Ph.D., Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley, 1991
  • M.A., Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley, 1982
  • A.B., Asian Languages, Stanford University, 1974


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About Dr. Dugald Owen

Dr. Dugald Owen is a Professor of Philosophy at Fort Lewis College. He joined the College in 1990. Prior to joining the College, Owen was a teaching assistant in the Department of Philosophy at the University of California at Berkley and an adjunct instructor at Monterey Community College, Monterey, California. 

At Fort Lewis College, Dr. Owen has taught a variety of courses including contemporary moral issues, Chinese philosophy, logic, ancient and medieval philosophy, philosophy of science, philosophy and feminism, theory of knowledge, and the philosophy of art, to name a few.

Owen has presented at numerous conferences, most recently "Answering Agrippa: An Internalist Solution to the Regress Problem," at the Northwest Philosophy Conference in Portland Oregon. Professional activities include hosting the Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference at Fort Lewis College in October, 2005. Active institutionally at Fort Lewis, Dr. Owen served as Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Political Science from 2001-2005, as Vice President of the Senate Executive Council from 2009-2010 and currently serves as the Faculty Senate Executive Committee President, a position he has held since 2014. 

Dr. Owen is also a member of the American Philosophical Association.

Selected Presentations and Publications

“Answering Agrippa: An Internalist Solution to the Regress Problem,” Northwest Philosophy Conference, Portland, Oregon, November, 2011

“How to Mean in Private,” Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas, October, 2004

“The Narrative Basis of Understanding in Ethics,” Fourth Year into the 21st Century (Native American Philosophy Conference), Santa Fe, New Mexico, October, 2004

“A Kantian Defense of the Objectivity of Morality,” Philosophy Department, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, April, 2002

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