Publications and Work in Progress


(forthcoming) ‘Questions and Answers: Metaphysical Explanation and the Structure of Reality’ Journal of the American Philosophical Association. (Final draft)

(2018) ‘Irrealism About Grounding’ Royal 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) ‘Is Building Built?’ Analysis symposium on Bennett’s Making Things Up

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

(forthcoming) ‘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

  • A paper on fictionalism about grounding (under review)
  • Grounding, Metaontology and Metametaontology
  • A paper defending modal fictionalism against an objection
  • A paper on irrealism about fictional characters
  • Realism, Antirealism and Metaphysical Explanation in the Philosophy of Mind (with Darragh Byrne)
  • Is Hyperintensionality Worldly? (with Darragh Byrne)stick-man-thinking-7TaKrX7TA
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