John Gordon Troyer, Associate Professor


                      Department of Philosophy, University of Connecticut



Education:  B.A.   1965  Swarthmore College (with High Honors)

                   M.A.   1967  Harvard University (Philosophy)

                   Ph.D.  1971  Harvard University (Philosophy)


Experience:  1970-   Instructor, 1970-71, University of Connecticut; Assistant

                                Professor, 1971-77; Associate Professor, l977-


Professional Societies:  American Philosophical Association; Oxford

                                      Bibliographical Society; International Berkeley

                                      Society; Hume Society; Society for Philosophy and

                                      Psychology; International Society for Chinese



Honors or Distinctions:  Phi Beta Kappa; Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship,

                                       Harvard and Oxford, 1969-70; NEH Younger

                                       Humanist Fellowship, 1974; Member of Common

                                       Room, Wolfson College, Oxford, 1969-70, 1977,



Fields of Specialization:  History of Modern Philosophy; Normative Theory,



Research Interests:  17th & 18th century Philosophy and Science; Philosophy of

                                Economics; Wittgenstein.




Troyer, J.G.  1971.  Color: A Philosophical Study.  Doctoral Dissertation,

                       Harvard University: iii-175.


Troyer, J.G.  1971.  Review of Mind and Brain: A Philosophy of Science, by

                      A. Rosenblueth (MIT Press, Cambridge (Mass.) & London,

                      1970).  The Philosophical Review, 80 (4): 522-5.


Troyer, J.G.  1972.  Review of The Elusive Mind, by H.D. Lewis (George Allen

                       and Unwin, Ltd., London; Humanities Press, Inc., New York:

                       Muirhead Library of Science, 1969).  The Journal of Philosophy,

                       69 (6): 168-73.


Troyer, J.G.  and S.C. Wheeler III.  1973.  "Note on the University of

                      Connecticut Conference on Language, Intentionality, and

                      Translation Theory", Studi Internazionali di Filosofia, 5: 221.


Troyer, J.G.  and S.C. Wheeler (eds.).  1974.  Intentionality, Language, and

                      Translation, a special issue of Synthese, 27 (3/4): 309-534.


Troyer, J.G.  1975.  "Locke on the Names of Substances".  The Locke

                       Newsletter, 6: 27-39.  Reprinted in Chappell (ed.), John Locke:

                       Theory of Knowledge (Garland Publishing, Inc., NewYork &

                       London, 1992): 549-61.


Troyer, J.G.  1976.  "Does Utilitarianism Tell Us What To Do?".  Abstract of a

                       paper read at the Western Division meetings of the APA.  Bulletin

                       for the Western Division Meetings (April, 1976): 32.


Troyer, J.G.  1976.  "Primary Qualities and the 'Corpuscular Philosophy'".  The

                       Southern Journal of Philosophy 14 (2): 203-11.


Troyer, J.G.  1977.  "Euthanasia, the Right to Life, and Moral Structures".  In

                       Englehardt and Spicker (eds.), Philosophical Medical Ethics: Its

                       Nature and Significance (D. Reidel, Dordrecht & Boston): 85-95.


Troyer, J.G.  1980. "The Existence of Simples".  In Leinfellner, et al. (eds.),

                       Wittgenstein and His Impact on Contemporary Thought

                       (D. Reidel, Dordrecht & Boston): 121-3.


Troyer, J.G.  1981.  "Rationality and Maximization".  In Morscher and

                      Stranzinger (eds.), Ethics: Foundations, Problems and

                      Applications (D. Reidel, Dordrecht & Boston): 211-5.


Troyer, J.G.  1982.  Review of Ethics in Nursing, by M. Benjamin and J. Curtis.

                      (Oxford University Press, New York, 1981).  The Journal of

                      Medicine and Philosophy,  7: 383-5.


Troyer, J.G.  1982.  "Sorites 'Paradoxes' and Ontology".  In  Leinfellner,

                      Kraemer, and Schrank (eds.), Language and Ontology  (D. Reidel

                      Dordrecht & Boston): 156-8.


Troyer, J.G.  1982. "A.J. Ayer".  In Colliers Encyclopedia (Macmillan, New

                      York), vol. III: 404.


Troyer, J.G.  1982. “W.V.O. Quine”. In Colliers Encyclopedia (Macmillan,

                      New York), vol. XIX: 576-77.


Troyer, J.G.  1983. "Truth and Beauty: The Aesthetics of Chess Problems".  In

                       Haller (ed.), Aesthetics (Holder-Pichler-Tempsky, Vienna):



Troyer, J.G. , Garry Brodsky, and David Vance (eds.).  1984.  Contemporary

                       Readings in Social and Political Ethics (Prometheus Books):



Troyer, J.G.  1986.  "Bioethics". In Colliers Encyclopedia (Macmillan, New   

                      York), vol. IV: 164-164b.


Troyer, J.G.  1992.  "Roderick Firth".  In J. Dancy and E. Sosa (eds.),

                      A Companion to Epistemology (Basil Blackwell, Oxford):



Troyer, J.G.  1992. “C.I. Lewis”. In J. Dancy and E. Sosa (eds.), A Companion

                      to Epistemology (Basil Blackwell, Oxford): 247-48.


 Troyer, J.G.  1992.  Review of Coercion, Freedom and Exploitation, by Michael

                       Gorr (Peter Lang, New York, 1989).  Ethics, 103 (1): 199.


Troyer, J.G.  1995. "Transitivity and Rationality".  Abstract of a paper read at

                      the Pacific Division meetings of the APA.  Proceedings and

                      Addresses of the American Philosophical Association (January,

                      1995): 125.


Troyer, J.G.  1997.  Review of Wittgenstein's Place in Twentieth-Century

                     Analytic Philosophy, by P.M.S. Hacker.  Review of Metaphysics

                     51 (Sept. 1997), 155-57.


Troyer, J.G. (ed.)  1997.  In Defense of Radical Empiricism: Essays

                      and Lectures by Roderick Firth. (Rowman and Littlefield,

                      Lanham, MD): vi + 439.


Troyer, J.G.  1997.  “A Pragmatic Defense of Phenomenalism”. In The Role of

                      Pragmatics in Contemporary Philosophy, vol II, edited by Paul

                      Weingartner et al. (The Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society,

                      Kirchberg am Wechsel): 950-54.


Troyer, J.G.  1998. Review of Rule-Following and Realism, by Gary Ebbs.

                      Review of Metaphysics 52 (Dec. 1998), 137-39. 


Troyer, J.G. 1999. "Roderick Firth". In American National

                    Biography (Oxford University Press, Oxford): 940-41.


Troyer, J.G. 2000.  “Human and Other Natures: A Comment on

                     Flack and de Waal”. In Evolutionary Origins of Morality: Cross-

                     Disciplinary Perspectives (Imprint Academic, Exeter, UK):



Troyer, J.G. (ed.) 2003.  The Classical Utilitarians: Bentham and Mill.

                     (Hackett Publishing Co., Indianapolis): xxix + 281.


Troyer, J.G. 2006. Review of Moral Animals. By Catherine Wilson,

                    Philosophical Books 47(2) (April 2006), pp. 179-180.