David Limbaugh

David Limbaugh is a Ph.D. candidate at the University at Buffalo. He received an M.A. in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics from Talbot School of Theology in 2014. As part of his research, David worked as an associate ethics consultant at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Buffalo during the 2015 and 2016 calendar years. His philosophical interests are in religion, medicine, applied ethics, and, metaphysics.  His dissertation is in the metaphysics of science and develops a metaphysics of modality that centers around dispositional properties that primitively represent how reality could be.  While completing his dissertation he continues to work on projects on the nature of disease, on the moral cost of implicit bias, and in philosophical theology.

Interests: Metaphysics, Free Will, Bioethics, and Philosophy of Religion.



David Limbaugh

Working Groups

  • Autonomy, Addiction, and Accountability
  • Clinical Ethics
  • Ontology of Health and Disease

Selected Publication

Limbaugh, D. G. (2016). Animals, advance directives, and prudence: Should we let the cheerfully demented die? Ethics, Medicine and Public Health 2 (4):481-489.