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Cody Gilmore


  • Ph.D., Philosophy, Princeton University, 2004
  • A.B., Philosophy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1996


Cody Gilmore joined the UC Davis Philosophy Department in 2006. From 2003 to 2006, he was Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He specializes in analytic metaphysics.

During the 2014-15 academic year, he received a grant from the Immortality Project (directed by John Martin Fischer and funded by the Templeton Foundation), for a year of research leave, during which time he wrote a series of papers about personal identity and death. 

Research Focus

Professor Gilmore works on formal theories of the part-whole and location relations; the nature of properties, relations, and propositions; questions about essence and grounding; and the metaphysics of time, persistence, personal identity, and death.

Selected Publications

  • Gilmore, C. and Matt Leonard (forthcoming) Composition and the logic of location: an argument for regionalism, Mind.
  • Gilmore, C. (forthcoming) Why 0-adic relations have truth conditions: essence, ground, and non-hylomorphic Russellian propositions, in C. Tillman, (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Propositions.
  • Dixon, T. S., and Cody Gilmore (2017) Speaks's reduction of propositions to properties: a Benacerraf problem, Thought 5: 275-284.
  • Gilmore, C., Damiano Costa, and Claudio Calosi (2016) Relativity and three four-dimensionalisms, Philosophy Compass 11: 102-120.
  • Gilmore, C. (2016) The metaphysics of mortals: death, immortality, and personal time, Philosophical Studies 173: 3271-3299.
  • Gilmore, C. (2014) Parts of propositions, in S. Kleinschmidt (ed.), Mereology and Location (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. 156-208.
  • Gilmore, C. (2013) Slots in universals, in K. Bennett and D. Zimmerman (eds.), Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, vol. 8 (2013), pp. 187-233
  • Gilmore, C. (2003) In defence of spatially related universals, Australasian Journal of Philosophy 81: 420-428.


001 – Introduction to Philosophy; 012 – Introduction to Symbolic Logic; 101 – Metaphysics; 105 – Philosophy of Religion; 111 – Philosophy of Space and Time; 201 – Metaphysics Graduate Seminar; 200B – Proseminar II


  • UC Davis Chancellor’s Fellowship, 2014–2019
  • Immortality Project (Templeton Foundation) Grant, 2014-2015
  • Oxford Studies in Metaphysics Younger Scholar’s Prize (a.k.a., Marc Sanders Prize in Metaphysics), 2005