Scientific Advisory Board

Members of our scientific advisory board are not funded in the project but will participate by: (i) (irregularly) giving talks at our biweekly seminars; (ii) participating in our yearly workshops; (iii) participating in our conferences (2016, 2018, 2020), and; (iv) contributing to a volume on metaphysical explanation (planned to appear 2019). Throughout the project period we will also apply for additional funding to cover shorter stays in Gothenburg for members of our board (whenever a visit of this kind is imminent, it will be announced under ‘News’ above).

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Members of our Scientific Advisory Board are (in alphabetic order):

Helen Beebee

Samuel Hall professor of philosophy, Manchester University.

Beebee works primarily on so-called Humeanism including issues to do with laws of nature, inductive skepticism and compatibilism. To learn more about her research, visit her personal webpage here.

Ricki Bliss

Assistant Professor, Lehigh University.

Bliss works primarily on issues to do with foundationalism, fundamentality, and infinite regress (the latter which she understands in terms of explanation). To learn more about her research, visit her personal webpage here.

Einar Duenger Bohn

Associate Professor, Agder University

Bohn works on issues to do with composition, in particular defending the thesis that composition is identity. Has also done work on grounding in relation to the question of fundamentality and infinite regress. To learn more about his research, visit his personal webpage here.

Dan Giberman

Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Arlington

Giberman works on issues to do with trope-theory, on the metaphysics of space-time, on fundamentality and on explanation. To learn more about his research, visit his personal webpage here.

Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra

Professor of metaphysics, Oxford University

Rodriguez-Pereyra has done work on nominalism, the distinction between particulars and universals, the identity of indiscernibles, metaphysical nihilism, truth and truthmaking, and (the formal properties of) grounding. To learn more about his research, please visit his personal webpage here.

Kelly Trogdon

Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech

Works primarily on issues to do with  grounding and grounding-explanation, but also on intrinsicality, monism, and physicalism. To learn more about his research, please visit his personal webpage here.

Tobias Wilsch

Postdoc, Uppsala University

Wilsch works on issues to do with laws (both scientific and metaphysical), explanation (both causal and metaphysical), the direction of time, essence, and fundamentality. To learn more about his research, please visit his personal webpage here.

Alastair Wilson

Senior Fellow, Birmingham University

Wilson has worked on the metaphysics of modality, quantum mechanics, chance, and laws of nature. Recent work argues that grounding is a kind of causation. To learn more about his research, please visit his personal webpage here.

Jessica Wilson

Associate Professor, University of Toronto

Wilson has done work on physicalism, mental causation, and on various sorts of determination relations in reality (e.g., supervenience, determination, realization, and emergence). Influential critic of the view that grounding is needed ‘on top of’ these relations. To learn more about her research, please visit her personal webpage here.

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Also closely tied to the project will be Ylwa Sjölin Wirling, presently employed (and funded) as a PhD student (under the supervision of Maurin and Giberman) at FLoV, GU. Her work focuses on issues to do with metaphysical explanation and grounding in modal metaphysics. To learn more about her research, please visit her personal webpage here.

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