Dale Dorsey

Faculty Fellow 2012-2013

Center for Ethics


Dale Dorsey, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Kansas, earned his doctorate from the University of California, San Diego. His research focuses mainly in ethics, and he has a growing interest in the history of that subject, especially the British Moralists, Hutcheson through Mill. The author of a book from the Cambridge University Press, The Basic Minimum: A Welfarist Approach, Professor Dorsey has also written over twenty academic articles, many of which have appeared in top rated journals, including Nôus, Philosophical Studies, and the Australasian Journal of Philosophy.

He has devoted his fellowship year to working on his research project on “The Limits of Moral Authority.”

Education & Affiliations

  • Ph.D., UC San Diego