Amanda Bryant

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Professional Category:
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research Group: LanCog

Amanda Bryant is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre of Philosophy at the University of Lisbon, working on the project Emergence in the Natural Sciences. She completed her PhD at The Graduate Center, CUNY in 2017. She specializes in metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of science. Her research primarily concerns the naturalization of metaphysics and its epistemic underpinnings.


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Selected Publications

Journal Articles and Book Chapters:

“Physicalism” (in press). Routledge Handbook of Metaphysical Grounding. Ed. Michael Raven.

“Some Devils in the Details: Methodological Concerns Regarding Mizrahi’s ‘The Scientism Debate’”. Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 9 11 (2020): 28-37.

“Naturalisms”. Think (2020):

“Keep the Chickens Cooped: The Epistemic Inadequacy of Free Range Metaphysics”. Synthese 197 (2020): 1867-1887.

“Naturalizing Grounding: How Theories of Ground Can Engage Science” (2018). Philosophy Compass13:e12489. 

“Keep the Chickens Cooped: The Epistemic Inadequacy of Free Range Metaphysics” (2017). Synthese. 1-21. 

“Resolving Quine’s Conflict: A Neo-Quinean View of the Rational Revisability of Logic” (2017). Australasian Journal of Logic 14:1. 30-45.


“Each Kuhn Mutually Incommensurable” (2018). Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 7:6. 1-7.

“What’s Metaphysics All About?” (2017). The Institute of Art and Ideas