Publications and Work in Progress


(online first) ‘Setting the Story Straight: Fictionalism about Grounding‘ Philosophical Studies.

(2019) ‘Questions and Answers: Metaphysical Explanation and the Structure of Reality‘ Journal of the American Philosophical Association 5(1): 98-116.

(2019) ‘On Hyperintensional Metaphysics’ in Stenwall and Wahlberg (eds.) Maurinian Truths (Lund: Lund University) pp. 151-158. (with Darragh Byrne)

(2019) ‘Is Building Built?‘ Analysis 79(2): 315-327.

(2018) ‘Irrealism About GroundingRoyal Institute of Philosophy Supplements 82: 23-44. (Final draft)

(2018) ‘Metaphysical Interdependence, Epistemic Coherentism and Holistic Explanation’ Bliss, R. and Priest, G. (eds) Reality and its Structure (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

(2016) ‘Grounding and Metaphysical Explanation’ Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 116(3): 395-402.

(2016) ‘Is Naturalness Natural?’ American Philosophical Quarterly 53(4): 381-396 (Final draft)

(2016) ‘Metaphysical Interdependence’ in Jago, M. (ed) Reality Making (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. 38-55. (Final draft)

(2016) ‘Discerning the Structure of Reality’ The Philosopher’s Magazine74pp. 71-75. (Final draft)

Book Reviews, Handbook Articles, etc.

(forthcoming) ‘Metaphysical Explanation’ Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (with Alex Skiles, Anna-Sofia Maurin, Robin Stenwall and Andrew Brenner).

(2020) ‘Metaphysical Explanation’ in Bliss & Miller (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Metametaphysics.

(2020) ‘Partial Order’ in M. Raven (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Metaphysical Grounding.

(2018) ‘Review of Karen Bennett’s Making Things Up‘ Philosophy 93(4): 581-586

(2014) ‘Ontological Dependence‘ in Oxford Bibliographies Online: Philosophy,


Work in Progress and Under Review

Book project: Structuring Reality (under contract with Oxford University Press). Expected 2023.


  • ‘Grounding Antiphysicalism’ for G. Rabin (ed.) Grounding and Consciousness (Oxford: Oxford University Press) (With Darragh Byrne).
  • A paper on scepticism about metaphysical explanation
  • A paper arguing that games are a kind of fictional world
  • A paper on fictionalism about grounding (under review)
  • Grounding, Metaontology and Metametaontology
  • A paper defending modal fictionalism against an objection (under review)
  • A paper on irrealism about fictional characters

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