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Christopher Daly


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Chris Daly joined the Discipline Area in September 2002.

Research interests

Specific research interests:

Keywords: philosophy of language, metaphysics, philosophical logic, philosophy of science.

Further information

Current research projects:

My current project is in metaphysics and philosophy of language. One part of the project concerns issues about reduction and identity. My paper 'The Methodology of Genuine Modal Realism' gives a flavour of this component. The philosophy of language component concerns issues about reference and indeterminacy. A connected  part of the project concerns fictionalism, including its contested coherence and some of ts most promising applications.


Supervision areas:

I am interested in working with graduate students in metaphysics, philosophy of language, and philosophical logic. If you'd like to discuss, please send me an email.

Other teaching information


  • PHIL20261 Philosophy of Science
  • PHIL30322 Philosophy of Language


  • PHIL60021  MA Philosophical Methods


  • philosophy of language
  • metaphysics
  • philosophical logic
  • philosophy of science


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  • Explanation good, grounding bad: n/a

    Daly, C., 7 Jul 2023, In: The Monist. 106, 3, p. 270-286 17 p.,

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  • T-Philosophy.

    Daly, C., 27 Mar 2023, Examining Philosophy Itself. Shan, Y. (ed.). 1st ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons Ltd, p. 43-60 18 p.

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  • The Plausibility of Lowe's Metaphilosophy

    Daly, C., 1 Mar 2021, (Accepted/In press) Jonathan Lowe and Ontology. Routledge

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  • Fictionalism and Reasons

    Daly, C., 2020, Fictionalism in Philosophy. Kroon, F. & Armour-Garb, B. (eds.). Oxford University Press

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  • Van Inwagen on Testimony and Contingency

    Daly, C., 18 Nov 2020, Quo Vadis, Metaphysics? : Essays in Honor of Peter van Inwagen. Szatkowski, M. (ed.). Berlin: de Gruyter, Walter GmbH & Co, Vol. 81. p. 399-412 14 p.

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