Cummiskey, D.

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David R. Cummiskey
English Phonetics David R. Cummiskey
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Website:   Academia Page // Faculty Page
Primary Affiliation (Workplace)
Bates College

PhD University

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


  • Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1988. Dissertation: "Utilitarianism and Autonomy"
  • M.A. in Political Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1988. Thesis: "Distributive Justice & Common Assets"
  • M.A. in Philosophy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1983
  • B.A. Washington College (1975-1979)
  • Oxford University, Manchester College (JYA, 1977-1978)

Biographical information

David Cummiskey teaches courses on biomedical ethics, philosophy of law, and seminars on moral theory, contemporary liberalism, and Buddhist philosophy. His research and publications focus on Kantian and consequentialist approaches to moral philosophy, political philosophy, and intercultural ethics and bioethics. His most recent articles discuss the relationship between Buddhist and Kantian ethics, and Buddhist environmental ethics and political philosophy. He is currently working on a series of articles that develop the relationships among Buddhist perfectionism, emergent conceptions of agency, compatibilist conceptions of free will, Kantian accounts of self-constitution, and Humean constructivism. (Source Accessed May 18, 2021)

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