TROY JOLLIMORE is
Professor of Philosophy at California State University,
Chico. He is
the author of On Loyalty (Routledge, 2012), Love’s Vision
(Princeton University Press, 2011), and two collections of poems: At Lake Scugog (Princeton Series of
Contemporary Poets, 2011) and Tom Thomson
in Purgatory (Margie / Intuit House, 2006), which won the National Book
Critics Circle Award for poetry.
Jollimore studied in the Philosophy Department at Princeton University, receiving his Ph.D. in 1999. His dissertation, on the relation between normative theories of ethics and the requirements of friendship, was advised by Harry Frankfurt and Sarah Buss and was selected by Robert Nozick for Garland Publishing’s Studies in Ethics series. Before studying at Princeton, he was an undergraduate at the University of King’s College and in the Philosophy Department at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. After receiving his Ph.D. he taught at Georgetown University and the University of California, Davis, before coming to CSU Chico. He was selected as CSU Chico’s Outstanding Professor for the academic year 2009-2010.
Jollimore's philosophical articles have appeared in journals including Midwest Studies in Philosophy, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, and American Philosophical Quarterly and in collections including Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Philosophers on Film) and Internal Reasons: Contemporary Readings (MIT, 2011). His poems have appeared in publications including Ploughshares, McSweeney’s, The Believer, and the New Yorker, and his essays and book reviews have appeared in the Washington Post, Barnes and Noble Review, Boston Review, Wilson Quarterly, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, and elsewhere.
He was an External Faculty Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center in 2006-2007 and the Stanley P. Young Poetry Fellow at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference in 2012.