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Chad Vance

Senior Lecturer of Philosophy

Office: James Blair 124
Email: [[cvance]]
Dept. Office Phone: 757-221-2716


Chad Vance received his B.S. in astrophysics from the University of Florida before earning his M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Colorado, Boulder. His dissertation defended the view that truths about what is possible are grounded in the causal dispositions of actual objects. His current research continues to explore the metaphysics of truth, possibility, and causation, as well as the implications of these for various issues in ethics, epistemology, and the philosophy of religion. His work has appeared in the journals Erkenntnis, Ratio, Religious Studies, and the Journal of Moral Philosophy, among others.

Research Interests
Chad is primarily interested in metaphysics, especially where it intersects with other areas of philosophy, such as ethics, epistemology, and the philosophy of religion.