Sara Bernstein

Sara  Bernstein


Associate Professor of Philosophy

Contact Information

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

Phone: (574) 631- 6254

Office:  202 Malloy Hall
Office Hours:  




Ph.D., University of Arizona

Areas of Interest



Recent Articles: 

  • (forthcoming) "Grounding is not Causation", Philosophical Perspectives
  • (forthcoming) "Causal Proportions and Moral Responsibility" in Oxford       
  • Studies in Agency and Responsibility, ed. David Shoemaker
  • (forthcoming) "Intuitions and the Metaphysics of Causation", Experimental Metaphysics, ed. David Rose, Bloomsbury
  • (forthcoming) "Causal and Moral Indeterminacy", Ratio
  • (forthcoming) "Causal Idealism", Idealism: New Essays in Metaphysics, eds. Tyron Goldschmidt and Kenny Pearce, Oxford University Press
  • (forthcoming) "Time Travel and the Movable Present", Being, Freedom, and Method: Themes from van Inwagen, ed. John Keller, Oxford University Press
  • (2016) "Omission Impossible", Philosophical Studies 173:10 2575-2589
  • (2016) "Free Will and Mental Quausation" (with Jessica Wilson), Journal of the American Philosophical Association 2:310-331
  • (2016) "Overdetermination Underdetermined", Erkenntnis 81:1 17-40
  • (2015) "Nowhere Man: Time Travel and Spatial Location", Midwest Studies in Philosophy 39:1 158-168
  • (2015) "The Metaphysics of Omissions", Philosophy Compass 10:3 208-218
  • (2015) "A Closer Look at Trumping", Acta Analytica 30:1 41-57
  • (2014) "What Causally Insensitive Events Tell Us About Overdetermination", Philosophia 42:4 935-948 
  • (2014) "Two Problems for Proportionality about Omissions", Dialectica 68:3 429-441 
  • (2014) "Omissions as Possibilities", Philosophical Studies 167 1-23


Sara  Bernstein's Curriculum Vitae (PDF)