• Dean Zimmerman
  • Dean Zimmerman
  • Distinguished Professor
  • Founder and Director of the Rutgers Center for the Philosophy of Religion
  • Specialties: Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion
  • Office: 106 Somerset St - 304
  • Phone: (848) 932-0442





Ph.D., Brown University. Dean Zimmerman specializes in metaphysics and the philosophy of religion. He is the director of the Rutgers Center for the Philosophy of Religion. He founded and typically organizes Metaphysical Mayhem, a biennial summer workshop for graduate students; and he is co-organizer, with Michael Rota, of the St. Thomas Summer Seminars in Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology. Articles include: “Presentism and the Space-Time Manifold”, in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Time (2011); and “From Property Dualism to Substance Dualism”, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Vol. 84 (2010). Zimmerman is editor or co-editor of over a dozen books, including nine volumes of the ongoing Oxford Studies in Metaphysics. He is writing a book on the philosophy of religion for the series Princeton Foundations of Philosophy.