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Yvonne Raley, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Philosophy

Felician College, Lodi NJ

Owner, Cecile Raley Designs, LLC

Ethical Jewelry Production

Jersey City, NJ



B.A., Philosophy and Liberal Studies, Humanities: William Paterson University of New Jersey (1993)

M.A., Philosophy: New York University (1995)

Ph.D., Philosophy: Graduate Center, City University of New York (2004)


Dr. Raley’s main research areas are in metaphysics and epistemology.  She is especially interested in the realism/anti-realism debate about the existence of theoretical and mathematical entities.  Dr. Raley also writes papers in the philosophy of science.

Dr. Raley also pursues writing in the areas of applied ethics.  She has written in the area of food ethics, has co-authored an ethics text, and is currently working on exploring the ethical dimensions of gemstone mining and jewelry production.

Dr. Raley owns the jewelry company “Cecile Raley Designs.”


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