Honorary Professor Daniel Nolan

Honorary Professor

School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences


Research Interests

  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophical Logic and the Philosophy of Logic
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Meta-Ethics


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University
  • Bachelor (Honours) of Arts, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Queensland


  • Nolan, Daniel (2024). Counterpossibles, consequence and context. Inquiry, 1-30. doi: 10.1080/0020174x.2024.2326184

  • Nolan, Daniel (2023). Zurvanist Supersubstantivalism. Asian Journal of Philosophy, 2 (2) 38. doi: 10.1007/s44204-023-00090-2

  • Nolan, Daniel (2023). Charitable matching and moral credit. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 108 (3), 687-696. doi: 10.1111/phpr.13005

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  • Nolan, Daniel (2010). David Lewis. Acumen Publishing Limited. doi: 10.1017/UPO9781844653072

Book Chapter

  • Nolan, Daniel (2022). What would Lewis do?. Perspectives on the philosophy of David K. Lewis. (pp. 220-240) edited by Helen Beebee and A. R. J. Fisher. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oso/9780192845443.003.0012

  • Nolan, Daniel (2020). Impossibility and impossible worlds. The Routledge Handbook of Modality. (pp. 40-48) Abingdon, Oxon United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315742144-6

  • Nolan, Daniel (2019). Intensionality and hyperintensionality. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. (pp. 1-11) London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780415249126-dd3603-1

  • Nolan, Daniel (2018). Cosmic loops. Reality and its structure: essays in fundamentality. (pp. 91-106) edited by Ricki Bliss and Graham Priest. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oso/9780198755630.003.0005

  • Nolan, Daniel (2018). Methodological naturalism in metaethics. The Routledge handbook of metaethics. (pp. 659-673) edited by Tristram McPherson and David Plunkett. New York, NY, United States: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315213217

  • Nolan, Daniel (2017). Casual counterfactuals and impossible worlds. Making a difference: essays on the philosophy of causation. (pp. 14-32) edited by Helen Beebee, Christopher Hitchcock and Huw Price. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oso/9780198746911.003.0002

  • Nolan, Daniel (2017). Does the world contain states of affairs? Yes. Current controversies in metaphysics. (pp. 81-91) edited by Elizabeth Barnes. New York, United States: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780203735602-5

  • Nolan, Daniel (2017). Naturalised modal epistemology. Modal epistemology after rationalism. (pp. 7-27) edited by Bob Fischer and Felipe Leon. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-44309-6_2

  • Nolan, Daniel (2016). Method in analytic metaphysics. The Oxford handbook of philosophical methodology. (pp. 159-178) edited by Herman Cappelen, Tamar Szabó Gendler and John Hawthorne. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

  • Nolan, Daniel (2016). Modal fictionalism. Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy. edited by Edward N. Zalta. Stanford, CA, United States: Metaphysics Research Lab, Stanford University. doi: 10.4324/9780415249126-l150-1

  • Nolan, Daniel (2016). Stoic Trichotomies. Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy. (pp. 207-230) edited by Victor Caston. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795797.003.0006

  • Nolan, Daniel (2016). Temporary marriage. After marriage: rethinking marital relationships. (pp. 180-203) edited by Elizabeth Brake. New York, United States: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190205072.003.0009

  • Nolan, Daniel (2015). Lewis's philosophical method. A companion to David Lewis. (pp. 25-39) edited by Barry Loewer and Jonathan Schaffer. Oxford, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell. doi: 10.1002/9781118398593.ch4

  • Nolan, Daniel (2015). The unreasonable effectiveness of abstract metaphysics. Oxford studies in metaphysics. (pp. 61-88) edited by Karen Bennett and Dean W. Zimmerman. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729242.003.0005

  • Nolan, Daniel (2014). Balls and all. Mereology and Location. (pp. 91-116) edited by Shieva Kleinschmidt. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593828.003.0006

  • Nolan, Daniel (2012). Possible worlds semantics. The Routledge companion to philosophy of language. (pp. 242-252) edited by Gillian Russell and Delia Graff Fara. London: Taylor and Francis. doi: 10.4324/9780203206966-29

  • Nolan, Daniel P. (2010). Canberra Plan. Companion to philosophy in Australia and New Zealand. (pp. 98-100) edited by Graham Oppy and Nick Trakakis. Clayton, VIC, Australia: Monash University Publishing.

  • Nolan, Daniel (2010). Response to John Divers. Modality: Metaphysics, logic, and epistemology. (pp. 220-226) edited by Bob Hale and Aviv Hoffman. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

  • Nolan, Daniel (2009). Infinity and metaphysics. The Routledge companion to metaphysics. (pp. 430-439) edited by R. Le Poidevin, P. Simons, A. McGonigal and R. Cameron. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780203879306-46

  • Nolan, Daniel (2009). Lewis, David Kellogg (1941-2001). A companion to metaphysics. (pp. 370-372) edited by Jaegwon Kim, Ernest Sosa and Gary S. Rosenkrantz. Oxford, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell. doi: 10.1111/b.9781405152983.2009.x

  • Nolan, Daniel (2009). Modality. Central issues in philosophy. (pp. 95-106) edited by John Shand. Chichester, U. K.: Wiley-Blackwell. doi: 10.1002/9781444315837.ch7

  • Nolan, Daniel (2009). Platitudes and metaphysics. Conceptual analysis and philosophical naturalism. (pp. 267-300) edited by David Braddon-Mitchell and Robert Nola. Cambridge, MA, United States: MIT Press.

  • Nolan, Daniel (2008). Truthmakers and predication. Oxford studies in metaphysics. (pp. 171-192) edited by Dean Zimmerman. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

  • Nolan, Daniel P. (2006). What would teleological causation be?. Metaphysical essays. (pp. 265-283) edited by John Hawthorne. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

  • Nolan, Daniel P. (2005). Fictionalist attitudes about fictional matters. Fictionalism in metaphysics. (pp. 204-233) New York, NY, United States: Oxford University Press.

Journal Article

PhD and MPhil Supervision