John H. Dreher

School of Philosophy

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California

United States of America

Associate Professor of Philosophy


1971 Ph.D. Indiana University

1969 M.A. Indiana University

1971 B.A. cum laude, Yale University


1. "The Third Dogma of Empiricism," Personalist, 1973

2. "Evidence and Justified Belief," Philosophical Studies,


3. "Who's at Fault," Analysis, 1975

4. "Semantics and Formal Representation," Philosophia, 1978

5. “Can There Be Brute, Contingent Moral Facts”,

Philosophical Studies, Stewart Cohen, Editor-in-Chief,

Selected papers presented in 2001 at the 75th Annual

Meeting of the Pacific Division of the American

Philosophical Association, edited by Laurie Schrag

6. “The Concepts of Truth and Knowledge in Psychologism,”

In Dale Jacquette ed, Philosophy, Psychology and

Psychologism: Critical and Historical Essays on the

Psychological Turn in Philosophy, Kluwer, series editor,

Keith Lehrer, 2003

7. “A Pragmatic View of the Role of Thick Ethical Terms in

Public Policy Debate” Forum on Public Policy,

Vol. 2010, No 3, August 2010

8. “Evolution and the Goal of Environmentalism,” Forum on

Public Policy Online, vol. 2011, no. 2, 12 pages, August


9. “Environmental Sustainability as a Culturally Invariant

Value.” Forum on Public Policy, Vol. 2012, no. 1,

15 pages, August 2012.

10. “Implementing Global Standards of Justice and the Common

Good,” Roussel, Research Center, Department of Political

Science University of Paris: (,

11 pages, February 2013.

11. “Transcending Religious Differences,” Forum on Public

Policy, vol. 2013, no. 2. (@10000 words)

12. “International Protocols to Ameliorate the Effects of

Environmental Disasters,” Cambridge Scholars Publishing,

May 2014. (@10000 words)

13. ‘A Response of the Critique of Religion by Logical Positivism’

Journal of Academic Perspectives, vol. 2014, no. 2. (@10000


14. “Truthfulness as an Ideal of Democratic Society,” Forum on

Public Policy, vol. 2014, no. 2 (13000 words)

15. “The Ideal of Moral Progress as a Transcendent Value,” Journal

of Academic Perspectives, 2015: 2 (@ 11000 words)

16. “Faith, Belief and Religious Experience,” Journal of Academic

Perspectives, 2016:2 (@ 11000 words)

17. “Metaphysical Poetry as an Expression of Religious Experience

and Foundation of Religious Faith,” Forum on Public Policy,

vol. 2016:1 (@13000 words)

18. “The Circle, From Descartes’ Point of View,” Open Journal of

Philosophy, (Scientific Research Publications) OJPP VOL. 7 No

2, 2017. (@ 9900 words).

19. “Hume, Newton and Malebranche on Causation,” Open Journal of

Philosophy, Scientific Research Publications) OJPP Vol. 7,

No. 3, 2017 (@13000 words).

20. “Irony in Philosophical Narrative,” Forum on Public Policy,

Vol. 2018:2 (@11000 words)

21. “Levels of Toleration,” Forum on Public Policy,2019 (c.13000 words),


22. “Hume on What There Is,” Open Journal of Philosophy (Scientific

Research Publications) Vol. 10, No 2, 2020, (c. 11800