Joseph Gamache, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy

(317) 955-6387

Oldenburg Hall, Room 107



Joseph Gamache was born, raised, and educated in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He completed his B. A. (Philosophy) at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and his Ph. D. (Philosophy) at Boston University. He started at Marian University in the fall of 2019, moving to Indiana with his wife and son.

Courses taught

  • PHL 130: Human Nature and Person
  • PHL 150: Logic
  • PHL 320: Philosophy of Knowledge
  • PHL 357: Twentieth-Century Personalists
  • THL 316: Theological Bioethics


  • American Catholic Philosophical Association
  • Gabriel Marcel Society (Member, Executive Committee)
  • Indiana Philosophical Association

Research interests

  • Epistemology, especially epistemic normativity and moral epistemology
  • Personalism and its related figurres, especiallay the work of Gabriel Marcel

Selected publications

  • “Affectivity in Moral Epistemology: Edith Stein and Dietrich von Hildebrand.” Forthcoming in Idealistic Studies.
  • “Epistemic Relations Between Goodness and Value.” Forthcoming in Proceedings of American Catholic Philosophical Association.
  • “Of a False Dilemma and the Knowledge of Values.” Continental Philosophy Review 53, no. 4 (2020): 433-448.
  • "Friendship vs. the Normativity of Truth: A Catholic Response to a False Dilemma.” American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 93, no. 3 (2019): 527-549.
  • “The Human Person as Believer.” Nova et Vetera 17, no. 2 (2019): 567-577.
  • “Aquinas and Contemporary Epistemology: The Case of the Truth-Norm.” International Philosophical Quarterly 58, no. 2 (2018): 157-173.
  • “Doxastic Involuntarism and Evidentialism: A Curious Modern Conjunction.” Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 91 (2017: Philosophy, Faith, and Modernity): 81-92 [Winner of the ACPA Young Scholar’s Award]

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