Bruce Russell

Bruce Russell

Professor of Philosophy

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Curriculum vitae



Bruce Russell

Born in San Francisco, California. Grew up on ranches in Sonoma County. Went to a one-room schoolhouse in elementary school. Undergrad degree in math, grad degree in philosophy, both from UC Davis. Chair of department for ten years over two stretches.

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

Epistemology, ethics, philosophy of religion, philosophy of film.


Write on justification, knowledge, the problem of evil, social justice (Mill and Rawls), and whether films can do philosophy.


Ph.D in Philosophy; BSc in Math

Awards and grants

Participant in two NEH seminars, one institute. Mellon Postdoctoral fellowship, University of Pittsburgh (1982)

Citation index

Given by first initial and last name. B. Russell turns up thousands of citations because of Bertrand Russell

Courses taught by Bruce Russell

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022

Fall Term 2021