Douglas Edwards

Douglas Edwards has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of St Andrews, and has published numerous books and articles in the philosophical areas of metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of language. His book The Metaphysics of Truth (Oxford University Press, 2018) won the American Philosophical Association’s 2019 Sanders Book Prize.

An avid pro wrestling fan since he was a kid, Doug decided to go where no philosopher had gone before, and write a book examining pro wrestling from a philosophical perspective. Philosophy Smackdown was the result!

Originally from the UK, Doug now lives in upstate New York with his wife and two kids, and is a philosophy professor at Utica College in Utica, NY.

You can find more on Doug’s philosophy work here.

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