Alastair Wilson

Alastair Wilson

Hello!

I'm a philosopher at the University of Birmingham, working on metaphysics and the philosophy of science, with particular interests in the metaphysics of modality, Everettian quantum mechanics, chance and laws of nature. Before joining Birmingham, I took the B.Phil and D.Phil at Oxford, and spent 18 months as a post-doc at Monash. You can email me at a.j.wilson@bham.ac.uk .

Chance and Temporal Asymmetry now available from Oxford University Press.

Contributors: David Z. Albert, Alexander Bird, Antony Eagle, Mathias Frisch, Alan Hájek, Toby Handfield, Carl Hoefer, Aidan Lyon, Christopher J. G. Meacham, L. A. Paul, Wolfgang Schwarz, David Wallace, Brad Weslake, Jessica Wilson, Alastair Wilson.

Reviews: Nina Emery, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews; Craig Callender, Australasian Journal of Philosophy.

Online Research

[click title for preprint pdf; click journal name for published version.]

"Metaphysical Causation". Draft of 11/11/2014.

"The Magic of Mirrors" (with Aaron Sloman). Draft.

"The Quantum Doomsday Argument". Forthcoming in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.

"Bradley on Chance, Admissibility, and the Mind of God". Discussion of Darren Bradley's reply to my "Everettian Confirmation and Sleeping Beauty".

"Chance and Context". With Toby Handfield. In Chance and Temporal Asymmetry, Oxford University Press, 2014.

"Everettian Confirmation and Sleeping Beauty", The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 65(3):573-598, 2014.

"Quitting Certainties: A Bayesian Framework Modeling Degrees of Belief" (Review), in The British Journal for Philosophy of Science 65(4):887-891, 2014.

"Metaphysics and Science" (Review), Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2014.

"Objective Probability in Everettian Quantum Mechanics", The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 64(4):709-737, 2013.

"Schaffer on Laws of Nature", Philosophical Studies 164(3):653-657, 2013.

"The Emergent Multiverse: Quantum Theory according to the Everett Interpretation" (Review), Metascience 22(3):583-586, 2013.

"Mind, Meaning, and Reality" (Review), Australasian Journal of Philosophy 91(3):626-627, 2013.

"Everettian Quantum Mechanics Without Branching Time", Synthèse 188(1):67-84, 2012.

"The Human Story Behind Everettian Quantum Mechanics" (Review), Metascience 21(1):143-146, 2012.

"Macroscopic Ontology in Everettian Quantum Mechanics", Philosophical Quarterly 61(243):363–382, 2011.

"Modality: Metaphysics, Logic and Epistemology" (Review), Australasian Journal of Philosophy 89(4):755-756, 2011.

"Disagreement, Equal Weight, and Commutativity", Philosophical Studies 149(3):321-326, 2010.

"Disposition-manifestations and Reference-frames", dialectica 63(4):591-601, 2009.

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