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Alyssa Ney

Alyssa Ney

Associate Professor

2283 Social Science and Humanities
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue

Davis , CA 95616


  1. PhD 2005 Brown University (Philosophy)
  2. MA 2003 Brown University (Philosophy)
  3. BS 1999 Tulane University (Physics & Philosophy)


Areas of Research

Metaphysics, Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Mind

Recent Publications


Metaphysics: An Introduction, Routledge, 2014.

The Wave Function: Essays in the Metaphysics of Quantum Mechanics, co-edited with David Z Albert, Oxford University Press, 2013.

 Selected Articles 

"Fundamental Physical Ontologies and the Constraint of Empirical Coherence," Synthese, 2015.

"A Physicalist Critique of Russellian Monism," in Consciousness in the Physical World, Oxford University Press, 2015.

"Does an Adequate Physical Theory Demand a Primitive Ontology?" with Kathryn Phillips, Philosophy of Science, 2013.

"Neo-Positivist Metaphysics," Philosophical Studies, 2012.

"The Causal Contribution of Mental Events," in New Perspectives on Type Identity, Cambridge University Press, 2012.

"The Status of Our Ordinary Three Dimensions in a Quantum Universe," Noûs, 2012.

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