Chad																 Carmichael

Chad Carmichael

Professor of Philosophy
Director of Graduate Studies in Philosophy
Department: Philosophy
(317) 278-5825
Cavanaugh Hall (CA) 331B



  • PhD, Stanford University 2008
  • BA, UCLA 2001



Frequently taught courses:

Introduction to Philosophy (P110)

Symbolic Logic (P265)

Philosophy of Mind (P360/P561)

Epistemology (P369/P562)

Metaphysics (P385/P560)

Philosophy of Language (P368/P520)




Platonic Realism. 2024. In Anna-Sofia Maurin & Anthony Fisher, eds., Routledge Handbook on Properties, Routledge, 127-137

Immanence in Abundance. 2022. Erkenntnis 89.4: 1535-1553.

A New Problem for Internalism. 2021. Synthese 199.5-6: 13187-13100.

How to Solve the Puzzle of Dion and Theon Without Losing your Head. 2020. Mind 129.513: 205-224.

What Do the Folk Think About Composition and Does it Matter? (With Daniel Z. Korman.) 2017. In David Rose, ed., Experimental Metaphysics, Bloomsbury Academic, 187-206.

Composition. (With Daniel Z. Korman.) 2016. Oxford Handbooks Online.

Deep Platonism. 2016. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 92.2: 307-326.

Toward a Commonsense Answer to the Special Composition Question. 2015. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 93.3: 475-90.

Quantification and Conversation. 2012. In Joseph Keim Campbell, Michael O’Rourke, and Harry S. Silverstein, eds., Reference and Referring: Topics in Contemporary Philosophy v. 10, MIT Press, 305-324.

Vague Composition without Vague Existence. 2011. Nous 45.2: 315-327.

Universals. 2010. Philosophical Studies 150.3: 373-389.

Book Reviews

Vagueness, A Global Approach, by Kit Fine. 2022. Review of Metaphysics 75.3: 594-595

Ontology and the Ambitions of Metaphysics, by Thomas Hofweber. 2018. Review of Metaphysics 71.4: 810-812.

Philosophical Logic: An Introduction to Advanced Topics, by George Englebretsen and Charles Sayward. 2013. Teaching Philosophy 36: 420-423.

The Universe As We Find It, by John Heil. 2013. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.



Visiting Research Fellowship, Merton College, Oxford, 2014

Templeton Philosophy of Religion Essay Prize, 2012

Academic Interests

Academic Interests

Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind