The Info List - Jonathan Schaffer

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JONATHAN SCHAFFER is an American philosopher specializing in metaphysics and epistemology .

Since earning his PhD from Rutgers
in 1999, Schaffer has published 56 papers. He wrote his dissertation - "Causation and the Probabilities of Processes" - under Brian McLaughlin. David Lewis served as outside examiner. In 2000, he accepted a position as assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Amherst
in Amherst, Massachusetts
Amherst, Massachusetts
, earning tenure by 2004.

In 2007, Schaffer accepted a permanent research position at the Australian National University
Australian National University
. He subsequently won awards for two papers published that year, the American Philosophical Association 's 2008 Article Prize, for "Knowing the Answer" in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research , and the Australasian Journal of Philosophy 's 2008 Best Paper Award, for "From Nihilism to Monism".

In 2010, Schaffer accepted a permanent position at Rutgers
University .


* 1 Papers

* 1.1 Metaphysics
* 1.2 Epistemology
* 1.3 Causation

* 2 References


Drafts and reconstructions are not included. See his webpage and his updated CV for a current list of published articles, talks, etc.


* Truthmaker Commitments * Truth and Fundamentality: On Merrick\'s Truth and Ontology * Monism (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) * From Nihilism to Monism * Quiddistic Knowledge * Of Ghostly and Mechanical Events * Two Conceptions of Sparse Properties * Is There a Fundamental Level? * The Problem of Free Mass: Must Properties Cluster? * The Individuation of Tropes * Monism: The Priority of the Whole


* The Irrelevance of the Subject: Against Subject-Sensitive Invariantism * Knowing the Answer * Closure, Contrast, and Answer * From Contextualism to Contrastivism * Perceptual Knowledge Derailed * Skepticism, Contextualism, and Discrimination * Knowledge, Relevant Alternatives, and Missed Clues


* Deterministic Chance? * Review of Dowe and Noordhof\'s Cause and Chance: Causation in an Indeterministic World * Contrastive Causation * Counterfactuals, Causal Independence, and Conceptual Circularity * Causes Need Not be Physically Connected to their Effects: The Case for Negative Causation * Principled Chances * The Metaphysics
of Causation (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) * Overdetermining Causes * Review of Dowe\'s Physical Causation * Causation, Influence, and Effluence * Causes as Probability-Raisers of Processes * Causation by Disconnection * Overlappings: Probability-Raising without Causation * Trumping Preemption


* ^ Schaffer\'s CV Archived 2014-08-10 at the Wayback Machine
Wayback Machine
. * ^ Schaffer\'s CV Archived 2014-08-10 at the Wayback Machine
Wayback Machine
. * ^ "Leiter Reports: A Philosophy Blog: Jonathan Schaffer to ANU". Leiterreports.typepad.com. 2007-03-26. Retrieved 2012-02-19. * ^ Schaffer\'s Awards Archived October 21, 2008, at the Wayback Machine . * ^ "Leiter Reports: A Philosophy Blog: Rutgers
Raids the ANU: Schaffer, Schellenberg to New Brunswick in 2011". Leiterreports.typepad.com. 2009-11-20. Retrieved 2012-02-19. * ^ Schaffer\'s Papers Archived January 5, 2009, at the Wayback