Grounding and Truthmaking, draft of September 2018


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 Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy.

My research focuses on metaphysics and the philosophy of mind.

trogdon [at] vt [dot] edu