Amie L. Thomasson

Paper: Norms and Necessity

How are our metaphysical categories, and related claims about what is metaphysically necessary or possible, related to the rules regarding the use of our concepts and terms?

Amie L. Thomasson is Professor of Philosophy, Cooper Fellow, and Parodi Senior Scholar in Philosophy of Art in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Miami.She is the author of two books: Ordinary Objects (Oxford University Press, 2007), Fiction and Metaphysics (Cambridge University Press, 1999). She also co-edited (with David W. Smith) a collection of essays, Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind (Oxford University Press, 2005). In addition, she has published more than 40 book chapters and articles on topics in metaphysics, metaontology, fiction, philosophy of mind and phenomenology, the philosophy of art, and social ontology. She is currently working on a new book, The Descent of Metaphysics.