I’m a postdoc at the University of Amsterdam, and a member of the ILLC. My research interests lie with topics in metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of physics.

I received a Veni grant for a project on the metaphysics of perspectival facts (2016-2020).

Before coming to Amsterdam, I was a postdoc at the University of Hamburg, and a member of Phlox. Before that, I was a PhD student at the University of St Andrews, and a member of Arché. I was lucky to have been supervised by Katherine Hawley and Aaron Cotnoir.

m.a.lipman [at] uva.nl


Work in progress:

Starting in the Middle and the Metaphysics of Perspectival Facts (1-9-2017)

On Fine’s Fragmentalist Interpretation of Special Relativity (updated version 19-7-2017)

Symmetry Reasoning as the Elimination of Arbitrariness (updated version 19-8-2017)



A Passage Theory of Time, (forthcoming), Oxford Studies in Metaphysics: Volume 11.

Against Fundamentality-Based Metaphysics, (forthcoming), Noûs.

Perspectival Variance and Worldly Fragmentation, (2016), Australasian Journal of Philosophy.

On Fine’s Fragmentalism, (2015), Philosophical Studies.



Text, Context en Debat: Kripke (fall 2017), University of Amsterdam.

Ontology and Existence (spring 2017), University of Amsterdam.

Topics in the Philosophy of Mind (spring 2016), co-taught with Giovanni Merlo, University of Hamburg.