Department of


Alyssa Ney

Research Interests

Metaphysics, Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Mind

Courses Offered (subject to change)

  • PHL 152  Science and Reason
  • PHL 542  Selected Topics in Metaphysics

Selected Publications

  • Metaphysics, Routledge, 2014.
  • The Wave Function: Essays in the Metaphysics of Quantum Mechanics (edited with David Z Albert), Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • A Physicalist Critique of Russellian Monism, in Consciousness in the Physical World: Essays on Russellian Monism (T. Alter and Y. Nagasawa, eds.), Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
  • Does an Adequate Physical Theory Demand a Primitive Ontology? (with Kathryn Phillips), Philosophy of Science, Vol. 80, July 2013.
  • The Status of Our Ordinary Three Dimensions in a Quantum Universe, Noûs, Vol. 46, September 2012.
  • Neo-Positivist Metaphysics, Philosophical Studies, Vol. 160, August 2012.
  • Convergence on the Problem of Mental Causation, Philosophical Issues, Vol. 20, 2010.
  • Physical Causation and Difference-making, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 60, December 2009.
  • Defining Physicalism, Philosophy Compass, Vol. 3, July 2008.
  • Physicalism as an Attitude, Philosophical Studies, Vol. 138, March 2008.
  • Can an Appeal to Constitution Solve the Exclusion Problem? Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 88, December 2007.
  • Physicalism and Our Knowledge of Intrinsic Properties, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 85, March 2007.