Professor of Philosophy

Anjan Chakravartty

B.Sc., University of Toronto, 1991
M.A., University of Toronto, 1995
M.Phil., University of Cambridge, 1997
Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 2001

Areas of Expertise: Philosophy of science; Metaphysics


  • A Metaphysics for Scientific Realism: Knowing the Unobservable (2007)

Selected Recent Articles:

  • "Six Degrees of Speculation: Metaphysics in Empirical Contexts" (2007)
  • "What You Don't Know Can't Hurt You: Realism and the Unconceived" (2008)
  • "Informational versus Functional Theories of Scientific Representation" (2009)
  • "Perspectivism, Inconsistent Models, and Contrastive Explanation" (2010)
  • "Scientific Realism and Ontological Relativity" (2011)
  • "Scientific Realism" The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2011)
  • "A Puzzle about Voluntarism about Rational Epistemic Stances" (2011)
  • "Ontological Priority: The Conceptual Basis of Non-Elimnative, Ontic Structural Realism" (2012)
  • "Realism in the Desert and in the Jungle: Reply to French, Ghins, and Psillos" (2012)
  • "On the Prospects of Naturalized Metaphysics" (2013)
  • "Saving the Scientific Phenomena: What Powers Can and Cannot Do" (forthcoming)
  • "Suspension of Belief and Epistemologies of Science" (forthcoming)

Office: 327 Malloy