Andrew Melnyk

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

1200H: Wed. 2-3 p.m., Thurs. 3-4 p.m. and by appt.

8100: Wed. 2-3 p.m., Thurs. 2-3 p.m. and by appt.

Research Interests: 

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


D.Phil.  Oxford University

Select Publications: 
  • “In Defense Of A Realization Formulation Of Physicalism”, Topoi, 37.3, (2018), 483-493.
  • “Grounding And The Formulation Of Physicalism” in K. Aizawa and C. Gillett (eds.), Scientific Composition and Metaphysical Ground. London: Palgrave-Macmillan (2016), pp. 249-269.
  • “The Scientific Evidence For Materialism About Pains”, in Steven M. Miller (ed.) The Constitution of Phenomenal Consciousness: Toward a Science and Theory (John Benjamins Publishing Co., 2015), pp. 310-329.
  • “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).
  • "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.