David G. Limbaugh

David Limbaugh's research focus is applied ontology. He works in the Department of Philosophy at the University at Buffalo as an Intelligence Community Postdoc funded by the Department of Energy through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). His other interests include philosophy of religion, philosophy of medicine, and metaphysics. He received his PhD in Philosophy from University at Buffalo in 2018. His dissertation is titled: Modality, Representation, and Powers. It develops a metaphysics of modality where modal truths like, "Humphrey could have won the election" are made true by primitive dispositional properties called `powers'. David also worked as an associate ethics consultant at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Buffalo during the 2015 and 2016 calendar years.

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

David Limbaugh

David G. Limbaugh

Working Groups

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

Selected Publications

Limbaugh, D. G. (forthcoming) "The Harm of Medical Disorder as Harm in the Damage Sense," Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics.  

Limbaugh, D. G. (forthcoming) "Libet and Freedom in a Mind-Haunted World," American Journal of Bioethics-Neuroscience. (with Robert Kelly)

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.