Curt John Ducasse

Curt John Ducasse

Curt John Ducasse
Born (1881-07-07)July 7, 1881
Angoulême, France
Died September 3, 1969(1969-09-03) (aged 88)
Nationality French
Notable work The Philosophy of Art, Philosophy as a Science, Art, the Critics, and You
Institutions University of Washington
Main interests
Philosophy of mind and aesthetics

Curt John Ducasse (7 July 1881 – 3 September 1969) was a philosopher who taught at the University of Washington and Brown University.

Ducasse was born in Angoulême, France. He is most notable for his work in philosophy of mind and aesthetics, and his influence can be seen in the work of Roderick Chisholm and Wilfrid Sellars. Ducasse served as the president of the Eastern division of the American Philosophical Association in 1939-40. He also wrote on parapsychology and joined the American Society for Psychical Research in 1951 and served a term as vice president beginning in 1966.[1]


  • Publications 1
  • References 2
  • Further reading 3
  • External links 4


  • Ducasse, The Philosophy of Art, (1929)
  • Ducasse, Philosophy as a Science, (1941)
  • Ducasse, Art, the Critics, and You, (1944)
  • Ducasse, Nature, Mind, and Death, (1951)
  • Ducasse, A Philosophical Scrutiny of Religion, (1953)
  • Ducasse, A Critical Examination of the Belief in a Life after Death, (1961)
  • Ducasse, Truth, Knowledge, and Causation, (1968)


  1. ^ Curt John Ducasse (1881-1969)

Further reading

  • Dommeyer, Frederick C., ed. Current Philosophical Issues: Essays in Honor of Curt John Ducasse. N.p., (1966)
  • P. H. Hare and Edward H. Madden, Causing, Perceiving and Believing: An Examination of the Philosophy of C. J. Ducasse, (1975)

External links

  • Biography from