Maureen Donnelly

PhD

Maureen Donnelly.

Maureen Donnelly

PhD

Maureen Donnelly

PhD

Associate Professor

Areas of Specialization

Metaphysics, Formal Ontology, Bioinformatics

Contact Information

127 Park Hall

UB North Campus

Buffalo NY, 14260-4150

Phone: (716) 645-0143

Fax: (716) 645-6139

md63@buffalo.edu

Education

PhD, Texas (Austin)

Current Research

Mereology, ontology, persistence, time, spatial and temporal relations, vagueness

Courses

  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Philosophy in Literature
  • The Mereological Structure of Material Objects
  • Time, Tense, and Temporal Perspective
  • Theories of Persistence

Selected Publications

  • Donnelly, M. (forthcoming) The Cognitive Value of Literary Perspectives, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism.
  • Donnelly, M. (2016) Positionalism Revisited. In A. Marmodoro and D. Yates (eds.) The Metaphysics of Relations, Oxford University Press.
  • Donnelly, M. (2014) A Linguistic Account of Mereological Vagueness. In K. Akiba and A. Abasnezhad (eds.)Vague Objects and Vague Identity, Springer.
  • Donnelly, M. (2011) Using Mereological Principles to Support Metaphysics, Philosophical Quarterly 61: 225-246.
  • Donnelly, M. (2011) Endurantist and Perdurantist Accounts of Persistence, Philosophical Studies 154:  27-51.
  • Donnelly, M. (2010) Parthood and Multi-Location. In D. Zimmerman (ed.) Oxford Studies in  Metaphysics, Vol. 5: 203-243.
  • Donnelly, M. (2009) Mereological Vagueness and Existential Vagueness, Synthese 168: 53-79.
  • Donnelly, M. and T. Bittner (2009) Summation Relations and Portions of Stuff, Philosophical Studies 143: 167-185.