Dale Dorsey
Department of Philosophy, University of Kansas
ddorsey at ku dot edu

Welcome to my web-page.

I'm Dean's Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Kansas, in Lawrence, Kansas. I got my degree from the University of California, San Diego. I work mainly in ethics, political philosophy, and the history of ethics. My three books are: The Basic Minimum: A Welfarist Approach (CUP), The Limits of Moral Authority (OUP), and A Theory of Prudence (OUP). Click on the right to buy them!

I am currently a Plumer Fellow at St Anne's College, Oxford. In 2016, I was Harsanyi Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University. For the 2012-2013 academic year, I was on research leave from the University of Kansas to take up a faculty fellowship at The Murphy Institute at Tulane University.

NOTE: All papers in progress are subject to substantial revision. The papers are in varying states of polish. Please do not cite without permission.

I'm also an amateur musician. After playing a lot of jazz in college, I mostly confine my activities to producing electronic music, and I maintain a small but serviceable music studio to that effect.