chris meacham Christopher J. G. Meacham
383 Bartlett hall

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2007
Appointed at UMass: 2007

Areas of Interest:

Formal Epistemology, Decision Theory, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Physics

Current Research:

Bayesian accounts of belief updating, objective vs. subjective approaches to Bayesianism, statistical mechanical probabilities, statistical mechanical explanation, various issues in decision theory.


"No Work For a Theory of Universals", with Maya Eddon, forthcoming in A Companion to David Lewis, ed. Schaffer and Loewer.

"The Meta-Reversibility Objection", forthcoming in Time's Arrow and the Probability Structure of the World, ed. Loewer, Weslake and Winsberg.

"Impermissive Bayesianism", forthcoming in Erkenntnis.

"Autonomous Chances and the Conflicts Problem", forthcoming in Asymmetries in Time and Chance, ed. Handfield and Wilson.

"Review of Toby Handfield's A Philosophical Guide to Chance", Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 1/12/2013.

"Person-Affecting Views and Saturating Counterpart Relations", Philosophical Studies, 158 (2012): 257-287.

"Representation Theorems and the Foundations of Decision Theory", with Jonathan Weisberg, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 89 (2011): 641-663.

"Contemporary Approaches to Statistical Mechanical Probabilities: A Critical Commentary" (Part I: The Indifference Approach, Part II: The Regularity Approach), Philosophy Compass, 5 (2010): 1116-1126, 1127-1136.

"Binding and Its Consequences", Philosophical Studies, 149 (2010): 49-71.

"Unravelling the Tangled Web: Continuity, Internalism, Uniqueness and Self-Locating Belief", in Tamar Szabo Gendler and John Hawthorne (eds.), Oxford Studies in Epistemology, Vol. 3, (2010): 86-125.

"Two Mistakes Regarding the Principal Principle", British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 61 (2010): 407-431.

"Sleeping Beauty and the Dynamics of De Se Beliefs", Philosophical Studies 138 (2008): 245-269.

"Three Proposals Regarding a Theory of Chance", Philosophical Perspectives 19 (2005): 281-307.

"Clark and Shackel on the Two-Envelope Paradox", with Jonathan Weisberg, Mind 112 (2003): 685-689.

On-Line Papers