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, philosophical logic and the philosophy of physics.

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, where I was lucky to be supervised by Katherine Hawley and Aaron Cotnoir. I passed my viva in 2015, with Kit Fine and Gabriel Uzquiano as my examiners.

m.a.lipman [at] uva.nl


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Work in progress:

In Defence of a Fragmentalist Interpretation of Special Relativity

Symmetry and the Elimination of Arbitrary Choice (updated version 16-1-2017)



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

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

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

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



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

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



Text, Context and Debate: Quine (fall 2016), University of Amsterdam.

Mind and Reality (fall 2014), University of St Andrews.

Formal and Philosophical Logic (fall 2014), University of St Andrews.

Rationality and Action (spring 2014), University of St Andrews.

Metaphysics and Science (fall 2013), University of St Andrews.

Reasoning and Knowledge (spring 2013), University of St Andrews.

Mind and Reality (fall 2012), University of St Andrews.