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.
EducationPh.D in Philosophy; BSc in Math
Awards and grants
Participant in two NEH seminars, one institute. Mellon Postdoctoral fellowship, University of Pittsburgh (1982)
Given by first initial and last name. B. Russell turns up thousands of citations because of Bertrand Russell