Phillip Bricker
356 Bartlett Hall


Ph.D., Princeton University, 1983
Appointed at UMass: 1990

Prior Teaching Appointments:

Yale University, 1981-9
University of Notre Dame, 1980-1.

Areas of Interest:

Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mathematics, Mathematical and Philosophical Logic.

Current Research:

Ongoing paper projects on modality, truth, identity over time, objective chance, and structuralism in mathematics.

Selected Publications:

"Absolute Actuality and the Plurality of Worlds", John Hawthorne (ed.), Philosophical Perspectives 2006, Metaphysics (Oxford: Blackwell), 2008

"Island Universes and the Analysis of Modality", in G. Preyer, F. Siebelt (eds.), Reality and Humean Supervenience: Essays on the Philosophy of David Lewis, Rowman and Littlefield, Jan., 2001.

"Isolation and Unification: The Realist Analysis of Possible Worlds", Philosophical Studies 84 (1996), 225-238.

"The Fabric of Space: Intrinsic Vs. Extrinsic Distance Relations," Midwest Studies in Philosophy 18, French, Uehling, and Wettstein (eds.), University of Notre Dame Press (1993), 271-294.

"Plenitude of Possible Structures," The Journal of Philosophy 88 (November, 1991), 607-619.

"Quantified Modal Logic and the Plural De Re," Contemporary Perspectives in the Philosophy of Language, II, Midwest Studies in Philosophy 14, French, Uehling, and Wettstein (eds.), University of Notre Dame Press (1989), 372-394.

"Reducing Possible Worlds to Language," Philosophical Studies 52 (1987), 331-355.

"Prudence," The Journal of Philosophy 77 (July, 1980), 381-401.