Isaac Wilhelm

Works in Progress or Under Review

Wavefunction Mereology (philosophy of physics, metaphysics, wavefunctions, mereology)

I propose and defend an analysis of the parthood relation among quantum wavefunctions, one which —by using projections—implies many standard mereological principles.

Meaning and Statespace (logic, semantics, aboutness, states)

I propose a theory of how worldly states determine the truth values of sentences, and I use that theory to analyze the contents of sentences, partial content, propositions, subject matter, aboutness, entailment, logical subtraction, and more.

Gender is Essential to Some, But Not All, Individuals (feminist philosophy, metaphysics, essence)

I argue that some individuals have their genders essentially while others do not.

Grounds for Effective Theories (grounding, quantum field theories, renormalization group)

I propose a ground-theoretic account of the physical content, and the non-fundamental character, of effective quantum field theories.

Social Construction, Grounding, and Interventionism (social construction, grounding, structural equation models)

I argue that ground-theoretic accounts of social construction contradict standard principles of grounding, and then I propose replacing those accounts with an account based on structural equation models.