• Alex Skiles
  • Alex Skiles
  • Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Assistant Undergraduate Director
  • Degree, Univ: Ph.D., M.A., Department of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame
  • Specialties: Metaphysics, philosophy of science
  • Office: 106 Somerset St - 546






I received my Ph.D. in 2012 from the University of Notre Dame. Since then, I have held research positions at the University of Geneva, the University of Neuch√Ętel, New York University, the University of Gothenburg, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. My current research mostly focuses on the following three topics: (i) non-causal explanation in metaphysics and the sciences; (ii) the metaphysics, epistemology, and logic of identity, essence, and individuation; and (iii) the nature of existence. I am also interested in various logical and metaphysical issues that arise in classical Hindu and Buddhist thought.