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Kelly Trogdon

 

Department of Philosophy

223 Major Williams Hall

220 Stanger Street

Blacksburg, VA 24061

Kelly Trogdon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Director of Graduate Studies. For more information, visit Trogdon's personal website.

  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2009: PhD in Philosophy
  • University of Florida, 2002: MA in Philosophy
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro, 1999: BA in Philosophy

Research journal articles

  • "Full and Partial Grounding,” with D.G. Witmer, Journal of the American Philosophical Association (forthcoming).
  • “Prioritizing Platonism,” with S. Cowling, Philosophical Studies 176/8 (2019): 2029–2042.
  • “Grounding-Mechanical Explanation,” Philosophical Studies 175/6 (2018): 1289–1309.
  • “Revelation and Physicalism,” Synthese 194/7 (2017): 2345–2366.
  • “The Complete Work,” with P. Livingston, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 72/3 (2014): 225–233.
  • “Grounding: Necessary or Contingent?” Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 94/4 (2013): 465–485.
  • “The Modal Status of Materialism,” with J. Levine, Philosophical Studies 145/3 (2009): 351–362.
  • “Physicalism and Sparse Ontology,” Philosophical Studies 143/2 (2009): 147–165.
  • “Monism and Intrinsicality,” Australasian Journal of Philosophy 87/1 (2009): 127–148.
  • “Intrinsicality without Naturalness,” with D.G. Witmer and B. Butchard, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 70/2 (2005): 326–350.

Research book chapters

  • “Inheritance Arguments for Fundamentality.” In R. Bliss and G. Priest (eds.), Reality and its Structure: Essays in Fundamentality. Oxford University Press (2018): 182–198.
  • “Placement, Grounding, and Mental Content.” In C. Daly (ed.), The Palgrave Handbook on Philosophical Methods. Palgrave (2015): 481–496.

Reference articles, chapters, and entries

  • “Grounding,” with A. Skiles. In R. Bliss & J. Miller (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Metametaphysics (forthcoming).
  • “Truthmaking.” In M. Raven (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Metaphysical Grounding (2020): 396–407.
  • “Priority Monism,” Philosophy Compass 12 (2017): 1–10.
  • “Grounding.” In R. Audi (ed.), The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, 3rd edition (2015).
  • “Metaphysical Grounding,” with R. Bliss. In E. Zalta (ed.), The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2014).
  • “An Introduction to Grounding.” In M. Hoeltje et al (eds.), Varieties of Dependence. Philosophia Verlag (2013): 97–122.

Short responses

  • “Maurin on Grounding and Explanation,” with A. Skiles. In T. Wahlberg & R. Stenwall (eds.), Mauriniam Truths. Lund University (2019): 159–172.
  • “Artwork Completion: A Response to Gover,” with P. Livingston, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 73/4 (2015): 460–462.
  • “Intrinsicality for Monists (and Pluralists),” Australasian Journal of Philosophy 88/3 (2010): 555–558.

Reviews

  • K. McDaniel, The Fragmentation of Being (Oxford University Press, 2017), Philosophical Review 129/1 (2020): 149–153.
  • G. Coggins, Could There Have Been Nothing? Against Metaphysical Nihilism (Palgrave, 2010), Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2011).
  • D. Stoljar, Ignorance and Imagination: The Epistemic Origin of the Problem of Consciousness (Oxford University Press, 2006), Philosophical Review 118/2 (2009): 269–272.