Tyler Hildebrand

Associate Professor

Tyler Hildebrand


  • Fall 2023
    PHIL 2112
    PHIL 2620

  • Winter 2024
    PHIL 1820
    PHIL 3051/5051


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


  • Laws of Nature. Cambridge University Press, 2023.

Selected Publications

  • “Inductive Reasoning Involving Social Kinds” (with Barrett Emerick). Journal of the American Philosophical Association, 2023.
  • "The Nomological Argument for the Existence of God” (with Thomas Metcalf). Noûs, 2022.
  • "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.