zach blaesi

Department of Philosophy

The University of Texas at Austin


Hi, I'm Zach.


I am a PhD student at the University of Texas at Austin going into my fourth year. Before coming to UT, I was an undergraduate at NYU, where I studied film production and philosophy.

My interests fall broadly into the philosophy of mind and language, metaphysics, metaethics, and action theory. Right now, I am specifically interested in the mind–body problem, metaphysical grounding, and the nature of normative reasons. 



This January, I will present a version of my paper, "Grounding, Physicalism, and the Explanatory Gap," at the 2018 Eastern Division Meeting of the APA in Savannah, Georgia.