Neil E. Williams

Department Chair
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Columbia

Contact Information:

136C Park Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260-4150

Phone: (716) 645-0161

Personal Website: Neil E. Williams

Portrait of professor.

Areas of Specialization

Metaphysics and Philosophy of Science

Current Research

Causal Powers; Persistence; Properties; Natural Kinds.



Philosophy of Science

Philosophy of Color

Introduction to Logic

Selected Publications

  • 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.