This site is for a special sort of truth-seeker. Wherever you come from, and whatever your view of things, you are building a worldview, brick by brick. You are not content to simply follow the crowds, or to play a rhetorical game for a team or tribe. You want truth. More of it. Wherever it is. Whatever it is. Your search gives you keys to unlock many doors for many people.

I hope these resources may serve you on your journey. You will find 2 new articles every week (until all Rasmussen's publications are listed).

Why Is There Anything? (with C. G. Weaver)     View pre-print

Published in Two Dozen or So Arguments for God (Oxford University Press, 2018)

We argue that there exists a necessary causally potent being. We then argue that that being is God.



From Necessary Truth to Necessary Existence     View pre-print

Published in Polish Journal of Philosophy (2013)

I introduce new details in an argument for necessarily existing propositions.



A New Argument for a Necessary Being     View pre-print

Published in Australasian Journal of Philosophy (2010)

I present a new argument for the thesis that there is a necessarily existing, causally powerful something.



From States of Affairs to a Necessary Being     View pre-print

Published in Philosophical Studies (2010)

I show how to deduce the existence of a necessary being from certain principles of possibility.



Continuity as a Guide to Possibility     View pre-print

Published in Australasian Journal of Philosophy (2014)

I provie a tool for expanding your knowledge of possibilities.



About Aboutness     View pre-print

Published in Metaphysica (2014)

How can anything be about anything? See my proposal. Bonus: I solve Russell's propositions paradox along the way.



Problems with Plurals (with Alex Pruss)     View pre-print

Published in Oxford Studies in Metaphysics (2015)

Pruss and I develop a "plurals" version of Russell's paradox of propositions. Why care about this? Everything hangs in the balance. Of course.



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Building Thoughts from Dust     View pre-print

Published in Synthese (2015)

I present a Cantorian problem for type-identity (reductive) physicalism.



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Associate Professor of Philosophy, Azusa Pacific University

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"My purpose is to help you discover foundational truths that can serve you the most."

Joshua Rasmussen, Ph.D., specializes in questions about existence and minds. He is the author of the books Defending the Correspondence Theory of Truth (Cambridge University Press, 2014) and Necessary Existence (with Pruss; Oxford University Press, 2015).

Current projects include a dialogue about the foundation of existence, Is God the Best Explanation of Things?, with co-author Felipe Leon, and an autobiographical journey through the depths of reason, How Reason Can Lead to God.

Rasmussen values collaboration across disciplines and perspectives. He lives in Azusa, California, with his wife, Rachel, and their four children.


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