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Dr Jo E. Wolff

Dr Jo WolffLecturer in Philosophy

Tel +44 (0)20 7848 1135
Address Room 601, Philosophy Building
King's College London
London, WC2R 2LS




Before joining the philosophy department at King’s College London (in 2017), Dr Wolff has been an assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong. She has also held a visiting position at the University of Puget Sound and an ACLS postdoc at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 

Research interests and PhD supervision
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Metaphysics
  • History and Philosophy of Physics

Dr Wolff works primarily on questions in philosophy of science and metaphysics. Currently her research focus is a book project on the metaphysics of quantities. She has also worked on other topics in the metaphysics of science (laws of nature, causation), and realism debates in philosophy of science.

She welcomes enquiries from prospective students interested in any of her research areas, especially on topics connected to her current research projects.

Please note that Dr Wolff is now on leave until July 2019

Selected publications
  • Using defaults to understand token causation, 
Journal of Philosophy (113 (1):5-26 (2016)
  • Naturalistic quietism or scientific realism? Synthese, First online: September 2015
  • Heisenberg’s Observability Principle, 
Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 45, 2014
  • Are Conservation Laws Metaphysically Necessary? Philosophy of Science, 80 (5), 2013
  • Do objects depend on structures?
The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 63 (3), 2012

Dr Wolff teaches modules in Philosophy of Science. 

Please note that Dr Wolff is now on leave until July 2019

Expertise and public engagement


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