Adam Russell Murray


Thanks for visiting.

I'm an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Manitoba.

Before coming to Manitoba I was a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto, where I also did my PhD. I work on issues at the intersection of logic, metaphysics, and philosophy of language. I wrote my dissertation on the theoretical significance of context-relativity for modal metaphysics under the supervision of Jessica Wilson and Benj Hellie.

For the current academic year I am the chair of the graduate program in philosophy at Manitoba. If you are a student looking for more information about our graduate program, feel free to drop me a line.



Propositional Dependence and Perspectival Shift. To appear in The Routledge Handbook of Propositions, edited by Chris Tillman and Adam Murray.

Relativized Metaphysical Modality: Index and Context (with Benj Hellie and Jessica Wilson). In The Routledge Handbook of Modality, edited by Otavio Bueno and Scott Shalkowski.

2014. Not the Optimistic Type (with Ben Caplan, Chris Tillman, and Brian McLean). Canadian Journal of Philosophy 43:575-589; Supplementary Volume on Propositions edited by Gurpreet Rattan and David Hunter 43.

2013. Spinoza on Essence and Ideal Individuation. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 43:78-96.

2012. Relativized Metaphysical Modality (with Jessica Wilson). Oxford Studies in Metaphysics 7:189-226, edited by Karen Bennett and Dean Zimmerman.

In progress/unpublished

The Routledge Handbook of Propositions (co-edited with Chris Tillman)

Metaphysical Modality, Relativized (book MS; co-authored with Benj Hellie and Jessica Wilson)

Indexicalism and Chandler's Paradox: Reply to Yagisawa (email for draft)

Existence and Nonexistence in Modal Perspectivism (email for draft)

Perspectives on Modal Metaphysics (PhD dissertation; 2018)

Recent talks

Modality and Higher-order Dependence. Yonsei Analytic Philosophy Workshop, August 2019.

Context, Modality, and Propositional Dependence. Birmingham Higher-Order Metaphysics Workshop; University of Birmingham, June 2019.

Symposium talk on the metaphysics of propositions. Canadian Philosophical Association; UBC, June 2019.

Symposium talk on Chisholm's Paradox. Pacific APA; Vancouver, April 2019.

Essence without Necessity (with Chris Tillman). Department colloquium; UNLV, March 2019.


Seminar in metaphysics (topic: metaphysical explanation)
Introduction to logic/probability theory (syllabus)
Theory of knowledge (syllabus)

MA directed reading (independent study; topic: transformative experience)
Introduction to logic/probability theory
Theory of knowledge

History of analytic philosophy
Seminar in metaphysics (topic: modal logic and metaphysics)

2017-18 (at Toronto):
Seminar in metaphysics (topic: contemporary metaphysical systems)
Knowledge and reality
The Socrates Project (advanced undergraduate research and teaching seminar)


Mostly LaTeX and Linux related:
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.vimrc (vim config file; includes vim-latex parameters)
.muttrc (config file for command-line email client)


457 University College; The University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada R3T 2M8
tel. 204.272.1657