Randall R. Dipert

C.S. Peirce Professor of American Philosophy, Emeritus
Ph.D., Indiana

Contact Information:

135 Park Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260-4150

Phone: (716) 645-2444
Email: rdipert@buffalo.edu

Personal Website: Randall R. Dipert
Academia.edu: Randall R. Dipert

Areas of Specialization

Ontology; Ethics of War especially cyberwarfare; Logic (especially of relations); C.S. Peirce

Current Research

Game Theory and Deterrence as Ethical and Policy Dilemmas;  Ontologies for Military and Intelligence Applications;  The Ethics of and Policy for Cyberwarfare; The Ontology of Artifacts and Events; software for logic teaching and deduction assistance; software for the automated production of models and countermodels in First-Order Logic


American Philosophy

Twentieth Century Philosophy

Ontology of Unusual Objects

Introduction to Ethics

Philosophy of War and Peace

Introduction to Deductive Logic

Selected Publications

  • "Other-than-internet Cyberwarfare: Challenges for Ethics, Law, and Policy," Journal of Military Ethics, 2013.
  • “A Comparison of the Philosophies of Peirce and Wittgenstein” (Wittgenstein Symposium 2011)
  • "The Ethics of Cyberwarfare," Journal of Military Ethics, 2010.
  • "C.S. Peirce’s Logic," in Cambridge Companion to C.S. Peirce (Cambridge University Press, 2004).
  • "The Mathematical Structure of the World: The World as Graph," Journal of Philosophy, July 1997.
  • Artifacts, Art Works, and Agency (Temple University Press, 1993).