Alastair Wilson

Alastair Wilson


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 .

Online Research

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"Metaphysical Causation". Draft of 25/08/2014.

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

"Quitting Certainties: A Bayesian Framework Modeling Degrees of Belief" (Review), forthcoming in British Journal for Philosophy of Science.

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

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

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

"Objective Probability in Everettian Quantum Mechanics", 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.

Online Talks