Dr Neil McKinnon

Biography

I am currently working on an ARC project  with John Bigelow.  This project is mostly about theories of mereological constitution and temporal mereology.  It also encompasses philosophy of religion, philosophy of time, and vagueness.

Research

Research Interests

  • Mereology/Material Constitution
  • Philosophy of Emotion
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Philosophy of Time
  • Vagueness

Work in Progress

I am currently working on an ARC project  with John Bigelow.  This project is mostly about theories of mereological constitution and temporal mereology.  It also encompasses philosophy of religion, philosophy of time, and vagueness.

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

  • ‘Characterizing Presentism’, in New Papers on the Present – Focus on Presentism, Roberto Ciuni, Kristie Miller and Giuliano Torrengo (eds.), Philosophia Verlag, forthcoming.
  • ‘Presentism, and Speaking of the Dead’ (co-authored with John Bigelow), Philosophical Studies, forthcoming.
  • ‘A New Problem of the Many’, Philosophical Quarterly, 58(230), 2008, 80–97.
  • ‘Presentism and Consciousness’, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 81(3), 2003, 305–323.
  • ‘Vague Simples’, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 84(4), 2003, 394–397.
  • ‘Supervaluations and the Problem of the Many’, Philosophical Quarterly, 52(208), 2002, 320–339.
  • ‘The Endurance/Perdurance Distinction’, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 80(3), 2002, 288–306.
  • ‘Parfit, Causation and Survival’, Philosophia, 28(1-4), 2001, 467–76 (co-authored by John Bigelow ).
  • ‘The Hybrid Theory of Time’, Philosophical Papers, 28, 1999, 37-53.

Non-Refereed Articles

  • ‘Publishing Your Philosophy’ accessible at http://homepage.mac.com/mcolyvan/publishing.pdf
  • This is a guide I wrote, initially for the postgraduate community here at Monash, when I realised that there was nothing much available online at the time.