Andrew Melnyk

Andrew Melnyk
Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies
416 Strickland Hall
Office Hours: 

Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30pm to 4:30pm.

Research Interests: 

Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Psychology


D.Phil.  Oxford University

Select Publications: 
  • “Can Metaphysics Be Naturalized? And If So, How?” in Don Ross, James Ladyman, and Harold Kincaid (eds.)Scientific Philosophy And Metaphysics (Oxford University Press, 2013).
  • “Materialism”, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science 2012, 3:281–292. doi: 10.1002/wcs.1174
  • “Comments on Sydney Shoemaker’s Physical Realization”, Philosophical Studies, 148.1, (2010), 113-123.
  • "Conceptual and Linguistic Analysis: A Two-Step Program," Noûs 42:2 (2008): 267-291.
  • A Physicalist Manifesto: Thoroughly Modern Materialism. Cambridge University Press, 2003; paperback 2007.
  • "Physicalism Unfalsified: Chalmers' Inconclusive Conceivability Argument", in Carl Gillett and Barry Loewer (eds.) Physicalism and Its Discontents (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001).
  • "How to Keep the 'Physical' in Physicalism," Journal of Philosophy 94:12 (1997): 622-637.
  • “Physicalism: From Supervenience To Elimination”, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 51 (1991), 573-587.