Review of K. McDaniel, The Fragmentation of Being (OUP, 2017). Draft: May 2019, for Philosophical Review.

Grounding and Metametaphysics, with A. Skiles. Draft: April 2019. For R. Bliss & J. Miller (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Metametaphysics.

Grounding and Truthmaking. Draft: March 2019. For M. Raven (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Metaphysical Grounding.

Prioritizing Platonism, with S. Cowling, Philosophical Studies (forthcoming).

Inheritance Arguments for Fundamentality. In (eds.) R. Bliss and G. Priest, Reality and its Structure: Essays in Fundamentality. OUP (2018): 182–198.

Grounding-Mechanical Explanation, Philosophical Studies 175/6 (2018): 1289–1309.

Priority Monism, Philosophy Compass 12 (2017): 1–10.

Revelation and Physicalism, Synthese 194 (2017): 2345–2366.

Placement, Grounding, and Mental Content. In (ed.) C. Daly, The Palgrave Handbook on Philosophical Methods. (2015): 481–496.

Artwork Completion: A Response to Gover, with P. Livingston, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 73/4 (2015): 460–462.

The Complete Work, with P. Livingston, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 72/3 (2014): 225–233.

Metaphysical Grounding, with R. Bliss. In (ed.) E. Zalta, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2014).

Grounding: Necessary or Contingent? Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 94/4 (2013): 465–485.

An Introduction to Grounding. In (eds.) M. Hoeltje et al, Varieties of Dependence. Philosophia Verlag (2013): 97–122.

Review of G. Coggins, Could There Have Been Nothing? (Palgrave, 2010), Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2011).

Intrinsicality for Monists (and Pluralists), Australasian Journal of Philosophy 88/3 (2010): 555–558.

The Modal Status of Materialism, with J. Levine, Philosophical Studies 145/3 (2009): 351–362.

Physicalism and Sparse Ontology, Philosophical Studies 143/2 (2009): 147–165.

Monism and Intrinsicality, Australasian Journal of Philosophy 87/1 (2009): 127–148.

Review of D. Stoljar, Ignorance and Imagination (OUP, 2006), Philosophical Review 118/2 (2009): 269–272.

Intrinsicality without Naturalness, with D.G. Witmer and B. Butchard, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 70/2 (2005): 326–350.


I teach at Virginia Tech, where I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy.

My research focuses on metaphysics and the philosophy of mind.

trogdon [at] vt [dot] edu