Research

Modal Matters: Essays in Metaphysics (Oxford University Press, 2020).

Comments on Ethan Brauer’s “Metaphysical Nihilism and Modal Logic (for Eastern APA 2020)

Interview published in the Reasoner (2020)

“Composition as Identity, Leibniz’s Law, and Slice-Sensitive Emergent Properties” (Synthese, 2019). Reprinted in Modal Matters.

A Sketch of Reality (2018). Chapter 1 of Modal Matters.

“All Worlds in One: Reassessing the Forrest-Armstrong Argument” (2011/2018). Chapter 11 of Modal Matters)

“Is There a Humean Account of Quantities?” (2017, Philosophical Issues). Reprinted in Modal Matters.

Comments on Jennifer Wang’s “Fundamental Essences” (for SPAWN 2017).

Postscript to “Principles of Plenitude” (2016, in Modal Matters).

Postscript to “Plenitude of Possible Structures” (2016, in Modal Matters).

“Composition as a Kind of Identity (Inquiry, 2015). Reprinted in Modal Matters).

“Truthmaking: With and Without Counterpart Theory” (Blackwell Companion to David Lewis, 2015). Reprinted in Modal Matters.

Ontological Commitment” (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2014).

“The Methodology of Modal Logic as Metaphysics” (PPR, 2014).

“Review of The Four-Category Ontology” (AJP, 2009).

“Concrete Possible Worlds” (Contemporary Debates in Metaphysics, 2008). Reprinted in Modal Matters.

“Absolute Actuality and the Plurality of Worlds” (Phil Perspectives, 2006). Reprinted in Modal Matters.

“David Lewis: On the Plurality of Worlds” (Central Works in Philosophy, 2006)

“Review of Travels in Four Dimensions: The Enigmas of Space and Time ” (BJPS, 2006)

“The Relation Between General and Particular: Entailment vs. Supervenience” (Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, 2006). Reprinted in Modal Matters.

“McGinn on Non-Existent Objects and Reducing Modality” (Phil Studies, 2004)

“Island Universes and the Analysis of Modality” (Reality and Humean Supervenience, 2001) Reprinted in Modal Matters.

“Review of The Concept of Time” (Phil Review, 1997)

“Review of Modality, Morality, and Belief” (JSL, 1997)

“Isolation and Unification: The Realist Analysis of Possible Worlds” (Phil Studies, 1996). Reprinted in Modal Matters.

“Identity” (Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Supplement, 1996)

“Properties” (Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Supplement, 1996)

“The Fabric of Space: Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Distance Relations” (Midwest Studies, 1993). Reprinted in Modal Matters.

Realism Without Parochialism (1992, with added notes and postscript) Chapter 2 of Modal Matters.

“Plenitude of Possible Structures” (1991; longer, unpublished version) Reprinted in Modal Matters.

“Plenitude of Possible Structures” (J Phil, 1991)

“Arguments for Church’s Thesis” (Unpublished, 1991)

“Absolute Time vs. Absolute Motion” (Philosophical Perspecctives on Newtonian Science, 1990)

“Quantified Modal Logic and the Plural De Re” (Midwest Studies, 1989) Reprinted in Modal Matters.

“Review of Mass Terms and Model-Theoretic Semantics” (JSL, 1988)

“Review of The Metaphysics of Modality” (Phil Review, 1988)

“Reducing Possible Worlds to Language” (Phil Studies, 1987). Reprinted in Modal Matters.

“Principles of Plenitude” (1986, notes added 2016) Chapter 9 of Modal Matters.

“On Living Forever” (1985). Chapter 12 of Modal Matters).

Worlds and Propositions:  The Structure and Ontology of Logical Space (Doctoral Dissertation, 1983)

“Prudence” (J Phil, 1980)