Louis deRosset's main research areas are metaphysics and the philosophy of language. He is especially interested in issues concerning the metaphysics of modality, and the utility and limits of explanation and reduction in metaphysics.


"Getting Priority Straight", Philosophical Studies, vol. 149, no. 1. May 2010.

"Production and Necessity", Philosophical Review, vol. 118, no. 2. April 2009.

"A New Route to the Necessity of Origin" (with Guy Rohrbaugh), Mind, vol. 113, no. 452. October 2004.

Louis deRosset Professor of Philosophy

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Language


  • Ph.D., UCLA


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Office Location:

70 South Williams Street, Room 107

Office Hours:

Fall 2021: Wednesday and Friday 3:00-4:00 pm, or by appointment