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Maya Eddon

Associate Professor

Maya Eddon received her undergraduate degree at Princeton University, and her PhD from Rutgers University.  She has been at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst since 2007.  

Professor Eddon’s main area of research is analytic metaphysics.  She is particularly interested in issues of quantity, naturalness, properties, laws of nature, and mereology. 

A complete overview of her work can be found here.


  • “No Work for a Theory of Universals,” co-authored with C. J. G. Meacham, eds. B. Loewer & J. Schaffer, Blackwell Companion to David Lewis (Blackwell, 2014)
  • “Intrinsic Explanations and Numerical Representations,” ed. R. Francescotti, Companion to Intrinsic Properties (de Gruyter, 2014): 271-290
  • “Fundamental Properties of Fundamental Properties,” eds. K. Bennett & D. Zimmerman, Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, Vol. 8 (Oxford, 2013): 78-104
  • “Quantitative Properties,” Philosophy Compass (2013) 8: 633-645
  • “Intrinsicality and Hyperintensionality,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (2011) 82: 314-336
  • Review of Real Essentialism by David Oderberg, Mind (2010) 119: 1210-1212
  • “Why Four-Dimensionalism Explains Coincidence,” Australasian Journal of Philosophy (2010) 88: 721-728
  • “Three Arguments from Temporary Intrinsics,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (2010) 81: 605-619
  • “Armstrong on Quantities and Resemblance,” Philosophical Studies (2007) 136: 385-404