Isaac Wilhelm


I am a Ph.D. candidate in the philosophy department at Rutgers University. While pursuing my doctorate in philosophy, I earned an M.S. from the Rutgers mathematics department.

My research focuses on issues in metaphysics, philosophy of science, philosophy of physics, and the intersections of these fields. My dissertation is on explanation: I explore the worldly relations which back explanations, typicality explanations, and explanatory comparisons in mathematics.

Before coming to philosophy, I worked as a documentary filmmaker in Chicago: I made documentaries about people, parks, and diners. At the same time, I taught math, science, and writing to grade schoolers. These days, in addition to philosophy, I like taking pictures, watching movies, reading and writing poems, and hiking.

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