Nathan Dowell

nathan dowell

Nathan Dowell

Teaching Associate


337E University Hall


  • B.A. Clear Creek College
  • M.A. Philosophy, Liberty University
  • M.A. Philosophy of Religion, Yale Divinity School

I most enjoy metaphysics, epistemology and modern philosophy. In metaphysics, I love almost anything concerning modality, especially investigations into the grounds for modal truths. For epistemology, my interests involve the nature and scope of a priori knowledge, and I am also drawn to the epistemology of disagreement. In modern philosophy, I have explored modal grounding and other modal concepts in Descartes, Leibniz and Kant. Also, I have worked on a priori knowledge in modern thinkers and have recently become more interested in Thomas Reid’s epistemology. 

Beyond my philosophical pursuits, I love spending time with my wife and daughter and reading literature, poetry and miscellaneous books (usually about creativity or productivity).