Research Group
in Analytic Philosophy

Carl Hoefer

Department of Philosophy,

University of Barcelona 

Carl Hoefer


email: carl.hoefer *AT* 


Departament de Filosofia
Universitat de Barcelona
Montalegre, 6-8, 4ª planta
08001 Barcelona

Phone: +34 934 037 982
Fax: +34 934 037 980  

Curriculum Vitae

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My research has mostly addressed age-old metaphysical questions by examining the metaphysics of nature that flows from our best scientific theories. In particular, I work on the nature of space, time and motion as revealed by physics (especially, Einstein's theories of relativity); and on the nature of objective probability as revealed by its uses in many branches of science and other human activities.  I’m also interested in understanding laws of nature, causation, and the relations between these two notions.  For more information, see my ICREA web page, link below.

Selection of Publications

  • Carl Hoefer, Chris Smeenk. 2016

    Philosophy of Physical Sciences

    Paul Humphreys (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Science.  Forthcoming, Oxford University Press, 2016

  • Carl Hoefer, Albert Solé. 2015

    Introduction: Space–time and the wave function

    Intro to special issue of Synthese (eds. A. Solé & C. Hoefer), Synthese 192:10 (2015), pp. 3055-3070.  DOI: 10.1007/s11229-015-0826-x.
  • Carl Hoefer, Roman Frigg. 2015

    The Best Humean System for Statistical Mechanics

    Erkenntnis. Special issue edited by J. Berkovitz & P. Huneman. December 2015, Volume 80, Supplement 3, pp 551-574
  • Carl Hoefer. 2014

    Consistency and Admissibility: Reply to Meacham

    Chance and Temporal Asymmetry (ed. Alastair Wilson), Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • Carl Hoefer. 2014

    Mach's Principle as action-at-a-distance in GR: the causality question 

    Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics.  Online First Oct. 2014