Anjan Chakravartty

Anjan Chakravartty


Professor of Philosophy

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Department of Philosophy
University of Notre Dame
100 Malloy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Phone:  (574) 631-1301


Ph.D. University of Cambridge (2001); MPhil (1997)
B.Sc. University of Toronto (1991); MA (1995)

Areas of Interest

Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics, Epistemology 


Books and Collections:

Scientific Ontology: Integrating Naturalized Metaphysics and Voluntarist Epistemology, Oxford University Press (2017).

‘Ancient Skepticism, Voluntarism, and Science’, International Journal for the Study of Skepticism (ed.) (2015).

‘Explanation, Inference, Testimony, and Truth: Essays Dedicated to the Memory of Peter Lipton’, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science (ed.) (2010).

A Metaphysics for Scientific Realism: Knowing the Unobservable, Cambridge University Press (2007).

Some Recent Articles:

‘Last Thoughts on New Thinking about Scientific Realism’, Synthese (forthcoming).

‘Physics, Metaphysics, Dispositions, and Symmetries – à la French’, Erkenntnis (forthcoming).

‘Scientific Realism’ (version II: revised and updated), in E. N. Zalta (ed.), The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2017), URL = <>. 

‘What is Scientific Realism?’ (with Bas C. van Fraassen), Spontaneous Generations (2017).

‘Case Studies, Selective Realism, and Historical Evidence’, in M. Massimi, J.-W. Romeijn, & G. Schurz (eds.), EPSA15 Selected Papers, pp. 13-23 (2017), Springer.


Online Papers:  See personal webpage