Neil E. Williams

PhD

Neil E. Williams.

Neil E. Williams

PhD

Neil E. Williams

PhD

Department Chair and Associate Professor

Areas of Specialization

Metaphysics and Philosophy of Science

Contact Information

136-C Park Hall

UB North Campus

Buffalo NY, 14260-4150

Phone: (716) 645-0161

Fax: (716) 645-6139

new@buffalo.edu

Education

PhD, Columbia

Current Research

Causal Powers; Persistence; Properties; Natural Kinds.

Courses

  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of Color
  • Introduction to Logic

Selected Publications

  • The Powers Metaphysic (2019) Oxford.
  • Dispositions and the Argument from Science  (2011) Australasian Journal of Philosophy.
  • Putnam’s Traditional Neo-Essentialism  (2011) Philosophical Quarterly.
  • Puzzling Powers: The Problem of Fit   (2010) The Metaphysics of Dispositions: Their Grounding and Their Manifestations Marmodoro, A (ed.). New York: Routledge.
  • A Dispositional Theory of Possibility (2008) Dialectica. (with A. Borghini).
  • The Factory Model of Disease (2007) The Monist.