Murali Ramachandran

Formerly, Associate Professor at Witwatersrand University and Reader in Philosophy at Sussex University

Areas of Interest: Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophical Logic

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Murali Ramachandran specializes in epistemology, metaphysics, philosophical logic, and the philosophy of language. The main focus of his research is: paradoxes, causation, conditionals, identity, the theory of descriptions, and more recently, epistemic closure and bootstrapping, especially in connection with Williamson’s anti-luminosity arguments. He was previously Associate Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, Reader in Philosophy at Sussex University, and has also held positions at the University of Manchester and Trinity College Dublin. He has published in journals such as Mind, Analysis, Philosophical Quarterly, and Australasian Journal of Philosophy.


Sample publications

Ramachandran, M. (2016). Knowledge-to-Fact Arguments (Bootstrapping, Closure, Paradox, and KK). Analysis 76 (2016) pp. 142-49. 

Ramachandran, M. (2015). Knowing By Way of Tracking, and Epistemic Closure, Analysis 75 (2015) pp. 217-223. 

Ramachandran, M. (2013). The Products of Fission, Fusion, and Teletransportation — an Occasional Identity Theorist’s Perspective, Australasian Journal of Philosophy 91 (2013) pp. 105-117

Ramachandran, M. (2009). Descriptions with an Attitude Problem, Philosophical Quarterly 53 (2009) pp. 721-23 

Ramachandran, M. (2009). Anti-Luminosity: Four Unsuccessful Strategies, Australasian Journal of Philosophy 87 (2009) pp. 659-73.

Ramachandran, M. (2004). A Counterfactual Analysis of Indeterministic Causation, in J. Collins, N. Hall, L. A. Paul(eds.), Causation and Counterfactuals (MIT Press, 2004) pp. 387-402.

Ramachandran, M. (2000). Noordhof on Probabilistic Causation, Mind 109 (2000) pp. 309-13.

Ramachandran, M. (2000). Rigidity, Occasional Identity, and Leibniz’s Law (co-authored with Simon Langford), The Philosophical Quarterly 50 (2000) pp. 518-26.

Ramachandran, M. (1998). Ramachandran, M. (1998) Sortal Modal Logic and Counterpart Theory, Australasian Journal of Philosophy 76 (1998) pp. 553-565

Ramachandran, M. (1998). The M-set Analysis of Causation: Objections and Responses, Mind 107 (1998) pp. 465-71.

Ramachandran, M. (1997). A Counterfactual Analysis of Causation, Mind 106 (1997) pp. 263-77.

Ramachandran, M. (1995). Methodological Reflections on Two Kripkean Strategies, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society XCV (1995) pp. 67-81.

Ramachandran, M. (1993). Restricted Rigidity: The Deeper Problem, Mind 102 (1993) pp. 157-58.

Ramachandran, M. (1993). On Restricting Rigidity, Mind 101 (1992) pp. 141-44.

Ramachandran, M. (1993). Sense and Schmidentity, Philosophical Quarterly 39 (1989) pp. 463-71.