Dr. Chase Wrenn

Chase Wrenn

Associate Professor

Office Hours

Spring 2019:

Tuesday 3:30-4:30pm & Thursday 9:30-10:30am or by appointment. To request an appointment please go to https://beta.doodle.com/cwrenn


Dr. Wrenn’s research and teaching focus on truth, epistemology, and philosophy of mind and cognitive science. He has published articles on these topics in such journals as The Philosophical Quarterly, The Australasian Journal of Philosophy, and Erkenntnis. He edited “Naturalism, Reference, and Ontology,” a Festschrift for Roger Gibson published in 2008, and his book “Truth” is expected to appear in 2014.

Dr. Wrenn is the director of the department’s mind and brain specialization.


BA, The University of Alabama, 1996

PhD, Washington University in St. Louis, 2001 (also MA)

Representative Publications

“A Puzzle About Desire.” Erkenntnis, vol. 73 no. 2 (Sept. 2010), pp. 185–209.

“Practical Success and the Nature of Truth.” Synthese, vol. 181 no. 3 (Aug. 2011), pp. 451-470.

“The Unreality of Realization.” Australasian Journal of Philosophy, vol. 88 iss. 2 (June 2010), pp.

“Why there are no Epistemic Duties.” Dialogue: The Canadian Philosophical Review, vol. 46 (2007),
pp. 115–136.

“Inter-world Probability and the Problem of Induction.” Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 87 n.
3 (2006), pp. 387–402.

“Epistemology as Engineering?” Theoria, vol. 72, part 1 (2006), pp. 60–79.

“Pragmatism, Truth and Inquiry.” Contemporary Pragmatism, vol. 2 n. 1 (June 2005), pp. 95–113.

“Truth and Other Self-effacing Properties.” Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 54 n. 217 (October 2004),
pp. 577–586.

“Hypothetical and Categorical Epistemic Normativity.” The Southern Journal of Philosophy, vol.
42 n. 2 (Summer 2004), pp. 273–290.

“Naturalistic Epistemology.” Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2003.

“Being and Knowledge: A Connoisseur’s Guide to Republic V.476e ff.” Apeiron v. 33 n. 2 (June
2000), pp. 87–108.