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 G Limbaugh, PhD, Intelligence Community Post-doc
Department of Philosophy, University at Buffalo
135 Park Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
“Warranted Diagnosis,” The Proceedings of the 10th Annual International Conference for Biomedical Ontology (2019) (with David Kasmier, Werner Ceusters, and Barry Smith)
“Towards a Foundation for a Realist Ontology of Cognitive Processes,” The Proceedings of the 10th Annual International Conference for Biomedical Ontology (2019) (with David Kasmier, and Barry Smith)
“Mental Capabilities,” The Proceedings of the 10th Annual International Conference for Biomedical Ontology (2019)(with Eric Merrel and Barry Smith)
“The Harm of Medical Disorder as Harm in the Damage Sense,” Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics40(1): 1-19 (2019)
“Libet and Freedom in a Mind-Haunted World,” American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 9(1): 42-44 (2018) (with Robert Kelly)
“Animals, Prudence, and Advance Directives: Should We Allow the Cheerfully Demented to Die?” Ethics, Medicine and Public Health 2(4): 481-489 (2016)