Kevin Morris
Research and personal page

I am an assistant professor of philosophy at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. In  addition to philosophy, I enjoy fishing. I formerly played hockey. I have acquired three happy cats.

I can be reached at kevin.michael.morris AT

My CV.

My philpapers page.

My faculty page at Tulane.

I received my PhD from Brown University in 2011. Much of my research has focused on the metaphysics of materialism ("physicalism"). My dissertation addressed two issues in this area: (1) the  debate over a priori versus a posteriori physicalism, and (2) the concept of physical realization. My conclusions were that (a) there are no compelling reasons to endorse a priori physicalism and (a) no concept of realization has been developed that is suitable for characterizing a position that is both physicalist and nonreductive. 

My current research and writing is focused on topics such as the following:
  • Supervenience and physicalism
  • Nonreductive physicalism and the causal exclusion problem
  • Realization and multiple realization
  • Phenomenalism, panpsychism, and neutral monism
  • Language and reality
  • Relations, monism, and unity
  • The history of analytic philosophy and its relevance to contemporary philosophy
I was faculty advisor for the Tulane Philosophy Club (here) from 2012-2016.
While at Tulane, I've taught advanced logic and courses in elementary symbolic logic, philosophy of mind, and early analytic philosophy.  My seminar topics have included: causation and properties; physicalism; language and reality; dependence and relations; phenomenalism, panpsychism, and neutral monism; realization, multiple realization, and emergence.