Philosophy Department

Brad Weslake

Quick Facts

Title: Assistant ProfessorAssistant Professor in Philosophy

Education: PhD, Sydney


Contact Info

520 Lattimore Hall
Department of Philosophy
Box 270078
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627-0078

Phone: (585) 276-3821

Office Hours: Wednesday 11:00a–12:00p and by appointment

People—Brad Weslake

Research Interests

Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind

My current projects concern the relationship between different levels of explanation in the sciences, the use of causal models to analyse token causation, the temporal asymmetry of causation, and the exclusion problem in philosophy of mind.

Courses Offered (subject to change)

  • PHL 152  Science and Reason
  • PHL 256/456  Darwin and Religion

Selected Publications


  • “A Partial Theory of Actual Causation”, forthcoming in British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.
  • “Explanatory Depth”, in Philosophy of Science, Vol. 77, No. 2, April 2010, pp. 273–294.
  • “The Time-Asymmetry of Causation” (with Huw Price), in Helen Beebee, Chris Hitchcock and Peter Menzies (Eds), Oxford Handbook of Causation, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 414–443.