For the full list of publications, service to the profession, teaching et al. please see my CV

Please note that the links below are to penultimate versions of papers (i.e. before proofreading). For the final versions of papers and for citation, please use the relevant journals/collections.


  • Massimi, M. and Breitenbach, A. (eds.) (2017) Kant and the Laws of Nature, Cambridge University Press (link here).
  • Massimi, M., Romeijn, J.W., Schurz, G. (eds.) (2017)  EPSA15 Selected Papers. The 5th Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association in Düsseldorf. (Springer link).
  • Massimi, M. (ed.) (2014) Philosophy and the Sciences for Everyone, Routledge [Routledge link]
  • Massimi, M. (ed.) (2008), Kant and Philosophy of Science Today, Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 63 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). [CUP link]
      • Review in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. Review in Metascience.
  • Massimi, M. (2005) Pauli’s Exclusion Principle. The Origin and Validation of a Scientific Principle (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) [CUP link]
      • Review in British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. Review in Metascience. Review in Kantian Review. Review in Isis. Review in British Journal for the History of Science.

Edited Journal Special issues

  • Massimi, M. (ed.) (2013) Philosophy of natural science from Newton to Kant, Special Issue of Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 44, 393–493. See the Introduction.
  • Massimi, M. (ed.) (2014) Kant and the laws of nature, Special Issue of Kant-Studien 105 (4), 469-597. [journal link]
  • Breitenbach, A. and Massimi, M. (eds.) (forthcoming), Laws, Special Issue of The Monist.

Articles in Journals

  • Massimi, M. (2017) "What is this thing called 'scientific knowledge'? Kant on imaginary standpoints and the regulative role of reason", Kant Yearbook Vol. 9/ 2017. [PDF]
  • Massimi, M. (2017) "Laws of nature, natural properties, and the robustly best system", The Monist. [PDF][Open Access journal article]
  • McCoy, C.D. and Massimi, M. (2017) "Simplified models: a different perspective on models as mediators", European Journal for the Philosophy of Science. [PDF]
  • Massimi, M. (2016) "Four Kinds of Perspectival Truth", Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. [PDF]. [Open Access journal early view]
  • Massimi, M. (2016) "Three tales of scientific success", Philosophy of Science [PDF] [journal link]
  • Massimi, M. and Bhimji, W. (2015) "Computer simulations and experiments: the case of the Higgs boson", Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 51, 71–81. [PDF][journal link]
  • Massimi, M. (2015) "Working in a new world: Kuhn, constructivism, and mind-dependence", Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 50, 83-89 [PDF] [journal link]
  • Lahav, O. and Massimi, M. (2014) "Dark energy, paradigm shifts, and the role of evidence", Astronomy & Geophysics 55, 3.13–3.15 [PDF][arXiv][journal link]
  • Massimi, M. (2014) "Prescribing laws to nature", Kant-Studien 105, 491-508. [PDF] [journal link]
  • Massimi, M. (2014) “Natural kinds and naturalized Kantianism”, Noûs 48, 416-449. [journal link]
  • Massimi, M. (2012) "Scientific perspectivism and its foes", Philosophica 84, 25–52. [journal link]
  • Massimi, M. (2012) "Dwatery ocean", Philosophy  87, 531–555. [PDF] [journal link]
  • Massimi, M. and De Bianchi, S. (2012) "Cartesian echoes in Kant's philosophy of nature", Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 44, 481–492. [PDF] [journal link]
  • Massimi, M. (2011) “Kant’s dynamical theory of matter in 1755, and its debt to speculative Newtonian experimentalism”, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 42, 525-543. [PDF] [journal link]
  • Massimi, M. (2011) “From data to phenomena: a Kantian stance”, Synthese 182, 101-116. [PDF] [journal link]
  • Massimi, M. (2010) “Galileo’s mathematization of nature at the crossroad between the empiricist tradition and the Kantian one”, Perspectives on Science 18, 152–188. [PDF] [journal link]
  • Massimi, M. (2007) “Saving unobservable phenomena”, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 58, 235–262. [PDF] [journal link]
  • Massimi, M. (2004) “What demonstrative induction can do against the threat of underdetermination: Bohr, Heisenberg, and Pauli on spectroscopic anomalies (1921-24)”, Synthese 140, 243–277. [journal link]
  • Massimi, M. (2004) “Non-defensible middle ground for experimental realism: why we are justified to believe in colored quarks”, Philosophy of Science 71, 36–60. [PDF] [journal link]
  • Massimi, M. and Redhead, M. (2003) “Weinberg’s proof of the Spin–Statistics theorem”, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 34, 621–650. [journal link]
  • Massimi, M. (2001) “Exclusion Principle and the Identity of Indiscernibles: a response to Margenau’s argument”, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 52, 303–331. [journal link]

Articles in Books

  • Massimi, M. (forthcoming) "Perspectivism", in J. Saatsi (ed.) The Routledge Handbook on Scientific Realism (Routledge). [PDF]

  • Massimi, M. (forthcoming) "A Perspectivalist Better Best System Account of Lawhood", in L. Patton and W. Ott (eds.) Laws of Nature (Oxford University Press). [PDF]

  • Massimi, M. (2017) "Grounds, modality and nomic necessity in the Critical Kant", in Massimi and Breitenbach (eds.) Kant and the Laws of Nature (Cambridge University Press). [PDF]

  • Massimi, M. (2017) "The legacy of Newton for the pre-Critical Kant", in The Oxford Handbook on Newton, ed. by E. Schliesser and C. Smeenk, OUP. [PDF][DOI online access]
  • Massimi, M. (2016) "Bringing real realism back home: a perspectival slant", in M. Couch and J. Pfeifer (eds) The Philosophy of Philip Kitcher (Oxford University Press). [PDF]

  • Massimi, M. (forthcoming) "Philosophy and the Chemical Revolution after Kant", in K. Ameriks (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to German Idealism (2nd edition, Cambridge University Press). PDF

  • Massimi, M. (scheduled publication date 2018) "Laws of nature and nomic necessity. Was Kant really a projectivist?". Proceedings of the 12. International Kant Kongress Nature and Freedom. Ed. Violetta Waibel and Margit Ruffing (Berlin: De Gruyter). PDF 

  • Massimi, M. (forthcoming) "Kant on the ideality of space and the argument from Spinozism", in J. O'Shea (ed.) Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. A Critical Guide (Cambridge University Press). PDF

  • Massimi, M. and Peacock, J. (2014) "The origins of our universe" and "What are dark matter and dark energy?", in Massimi, M. (ed.) Philosophy and the Sciences for Everyone (Routledge) [PDF ch. 2 and PDF ch. 3]

  • Massimi, M. (2015) "Walking the line: Kuhn between realism and relativism", Boston Studies in Philosophy of Science, ed. by A. Bokulich and W. Devlin (Springer), Chapter 9. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-13383-6_9 [PDF]

  • Massimi, M. (2012) “Laws of nature”, “Newton”, “Natural science”, in G. Banham, N. Hems, D. Schulting (eds.) The Continuum Compedium to Kant (Continuum Press).

  • Massimi, M. (2011) "Natural kinds, conceptual change, and the duck-bill platypus: LaPorte on incommensurability" in D. Dieks, M. Weber et al. (eds.) Probability, Laws and Structures (Dordrecht: Springer), pp. 211-225. [PDF]
  • Massimi, M. (2009) “Pauli’s exclusion principle”, in D. Greenberger, F. Weinert et al. (eds.) Compendium of Quantum Physics (Springer).
  • Massimi, M. (2010) “Structural Realism: a neo-Kantian perspective”, in A. Bokulich and P. Bokulich (eds.) Scientific Structuralism, Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science (Springer), 1–24. [PDF]
  • Massimi, M. (2009) "Philosophy and the sciences after Kant", in A. O'Hear (ed.) Conceptions of Philosophy, Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements 65 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 415-452. [PDF] [journal link]
  • Massimi, M. (2008) “Why there are no ready-made phenomena: what philosophers of science should learn from Kant”, in Massimi, M. (ed.) Kant and Philosophy of Science Today (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), pp. 1–35. [PDF]

In Preparation

  • Massimi, M. Perspectival Realism (monograph)