Alyssa Ney

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Alyssa Ney is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Davis. Her research examines what our best fundamental physical theories can tell us about the world. Much of her work is concerned with clarifying and defending physicalism. She argues that physicalism is best understood as an attitude one takes to approaching issues of fundamental metaphysics, a commitment to endorsing the entailments of our best, current physical theories. Some of her more recent work also explores what is the best empirical case that can be made for physicalism.