Sam Andrews

I am a PhD Researcher at the University of Birmingham. My research focuses on Metaphysics, Epistemology, and the Philosophy of Science. My doctoral thesis has the ambitious aim of defining an epistemically motivated approach to metaphysics.I also collect and analyse data on philosophy journals (acceptance rates, response times, comment chance, etc.). You can find more on the project's website by clicking the button above.


'Realism and the Value of Explanation' [ Published Version ] [ PDF ]
The Philosophical Quarterly, Volume 73, Issue 4, 2023, Pages 1305–1314

Under Review

Explanatory Metaphysics
Synopsis: a proposal for an explanatory approach to metaphysics.
Synopsis: a further reduction of Humean and Super-Humean ontology.
Up-and-Down Meta-Ground
Synopsis: a unifed soltution to the probelm of meta-ground.

In Progress

Play Fair: A Defence of David Lewis's Metaphilosophy
Synopsis: defending Lewis's 'play fair' argument.
Investigative Impasses
Synopsis: outlining the perils of arguments that lead to stalemate.
The Convalesced Canberra Plan
Synopsis: adapting the Canberra Plan to avoid some fatal flaws.