Tyler Hildebrand

Associate Professor

Tyler Hildebrand


on Sabbatical
July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

Office Hours

Please contact at:

Room 1131
Marion McCain Building

Email: hildebrand@dal.ca
Phone: 902.494.8493
Mailing Address: 
Room 1131, Marion McCain Building
Dalhousie University
6135 University Avenue
PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Metaphysics
  • Epistemology


  • PhD in Philosophy (2011) - University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Dissertation: Empiricism, Natural Regularity, and Necessity
  • BA in Philosophy and Economics (2006) - Pacific Lutheran University

Selected Publications

  • "The Nomological Argument for the Existence of God” (with Thomas Metcalf). Noûs, forthcoming
  • "Non-Humean Theories of Natural Necessity.” Philosophy Compass, 2020.
  • "Individuation and Explanation: A Problem for Dispositionalism”. Philosophical Studies, 2020.
  • “Platonic Laws of Nature.” Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 2020. 
  • “Natural Properties, Necessary Connections, and the Problem of Induction.” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 2018
  • “Two Types of Quidditism.” Australasian Journal of Philosophy 2016.
  • “Can Primitive Laws Explain?” Philosophers’ Imprint  2013.