Gerald Dworkin Portrait

Position Title
Distinguished Professor Emeritus



  • Ph.D.: University of California, Berkeley. 1966


Dissertation: "The Nature and Justification of Coercion," directed by Thomas Nagel

Areas of Specialization: Moral, political and legal philosophy, medical ethics

Joined the UC Davis Philosophy Faculty: 1996

Recent Publications

“The Limits to Criminalization” in The Oxford Handbook on the Philosophy of the Criminal Law, eds. John Deigh and David Dolinko, (Oxford University Press, 2011)

" Harm and the Volenti Principle," Social Philosophy and Policy, January, 2012.

Currently Supervising Dissertations