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Edward FallsEdward Falls

Postdoctoral Teaching Associate
2314 Dunford
Knoxville, TN 37996-0480


  • PhD, Philosophy, University of Tennessee-Knoxville. 2021.
  • PhD, Religion, Emory University. 2010.
  • MA, Languages and Cultures of Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 2005.
  • MA, Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 1999.
  • BA, double-majored in Philosophy and Medieval Studies, University of Tennessee-Knoxville. 1997.

My interests are in metaphysics. I am working on a project on composition as identity. I am also interested in issues in metametaphysics.

Recent and Forthcoming Publications

  • “Composition as Identity, the One With Or Different From Argument in Bodhicaryāvatāra 8.90-103 (and Elsewhere), and Category Mistakes.” Philosophy East and West, scheduled for publication in 72:4 (October 2022).
  • “Composition as Identity, Universalism, and Generic Quantifiers.” Erkenntnis. Published online: 12 August 2019.
  • “Tsongkhapa and the Myth of the Given.” Journal of Buddhist Philosophy. SUNY: 2016.

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