Associate Professor

Mark Moyer teaches Introduction to Philosophy as well as more advanced courses in metaphysics and philosophy of mind. His research lies primarily in metaphysics, especially material constitution and modality. A common theme in his work is an attempt to show how various metaphysical puzzles are the result of semantic confusion.


“Does Four-Dimensionalism Explain Coincidence?”
Australasian Journal of Philosophy, June 2009 (vol. 87, issue 3, pp. 479-488)

“A Survival Guide to Fission”
Philosophical Studies, December 2008 (vol. 141, no. 3, pp. 299-322)

“Why We Shouldn't Swallow Worm Slices: A Case Study in Semantic Accommodation”
Noûs, March 2008 (vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 109-138)

“Weak and Global Supervenience Are Strong”
Philosophical Studies, March 2008 (vol. 138, no. 1, pp. 125-150)

“Statues and Lumps: A Strange Coincidence?”
Synthese, January 2006 (vol. 148, issue 2, pp. 401-423)

Mark in an outdoor setting with green trees and bushes in the background

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language


  • Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2002


Office Location:

70 South Williams Street, Room 205