My dissertation aims to develop and defend a theory of the natures of the identity and distinctness relations. This theory involves (1) specifying the special and indispensable role that these relations play in metaphysical theories, and (2) developing and defending a theory about what the reality underlying identity and distinctness facts is like (see "The Identity of Necessarily Indiscernibles").


The Identity of Necessarily Indiscernibles (email for draft)

Works in Progress:

  1. Testimony, Speaking up, and Backfiring

2. Epistemic norms and interpersonal relationships

3. Making Space for an Explanation of Identity and Distinctness

4. What's so special about identity?

5. Identity and Plentitude: A structuralist theory of fundamental reality