Anthony Fisher is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Manchester. He is part of the AHRC project The Age of Metaphysical Revolution: David Lewis and His Place in the History of Analytic Philosophy. He was the Bader Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy at Queen's University (2015-2016), a Newton International Fellow of the British Academy at the University of Manchester (2014-2015), and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University (2012-2013). He received his PhD from Syracuse University in 2012.

His main interests are metaphysics, history of analytic philosophy, and early twentieth century metaphysics. He has focused primarily on truthmaking, properties, possible worlds, and time, as well as the history of metaphysics in the twentieth century.

Edited Books

2018. The Elements and Patterns of Being: Essays in Metaphysics. By Donald C. Williams. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Journal Articles

2018. 'Structural Universals'. Philosophy Compass, doi: 10.1111/phc3.12518.

2018. 'Instantiation in Trope Theory'. American Philosophical Quarterly 55(2): 153-64.

2017. 'Samuel Alexander's Early Reactions to British Idealism'. Collingwood and British Idealism Studies 23(2): 169-96.

2017. 'Donald C. Williams's Defence of Real Metaphysics'. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 25(2): 332-55.

2016. ‘Truthmaking and Fundamentality’. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 97(4): 448-73.

2015. ‘On Lewis Against Magic: A Study of Method in Metaphysics’. Synthese, DOI: 10.1007/s11229-015-0679-3.

2015. ‘Samuel Alexander’s Theory of Categories’. The Monist 98(3): 246-67.

2015. ‘David Lewis, Donald C. Williams, and the History of Metaphysics in the Twentieth Century’. Journal of the American Philosophical Association 1(1): 3-22.

2015. ‘Priority Monism, Partiality, and Minimal Truthmakers’. Philosophical Studies 172(2): 477-91.

2014. ‘Examination of Merricks’ Primitivism about Truth’. Metaphysica 15(2): 281-98.

2013. ‘Bennett on Parts Twice Over’. Philosophia 41(3): 757-61.

2011. ‘Causal and Logical Necessity in Malebranche’s Occasionalism’. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 41(4): 523-48.

Book Reviews

2017. Review of Composition as Identity edited by A.J. Cotnoir and Donald L.M. Baxter. Philosophical Quarterly 67(267): 409-12.

2013. Review of Personal Identity: Complex or Simple? edited by Georg Gasser and Matthias Stefan. Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 52(4): 816-18.