Prof. Dr. Alyssa Ney


Academic positionFull Professor
Research fieldsTheoretical Philosophy
KeywordsMetaphysics, Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphilosophy, Philosophy of Science

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InstitutionLudwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)
InstituteFakultät für Philosophie, Wissenschaftstheorie und Religionswissenschaft

Host during sponsorship

Prof. Dr. Stephan HartmannFakultät für Philosophie, Wissenschaftstheorie und Religionswissenschaft, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), München
Start of initial sponsorship01/03/2024


2023Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award Programme

Nominator's project description

Professor Ney is a world-leading philosopher who has made influential contributions to metaphysics, the philosophy of physics and related fields. In the philosophy of physics, she is best known for her development and defense of an interpretational framework for quantum mechanics called wave function realism. In metaphysics, she has worked on topics ranging from the existence of intrinsic properties, on grounding, fundamentality, and meta-metaphysics. During her stay in Germany, she intends to write a book about physicalism.