College Of Humanities and Fine Arts

Zanja Yudell

Department Chair
Professor - Ph.D. Columbia University

Zanja Yudell received his Ph.D. (with distinction) in philosophy from Columbia University in 2005 and joined the Philosophy Department of CSU Chico the same year. He teaches courses in philosophy of science and logic. He currently works on issues at the intersection of metaphysics and philosophy of science (especially laws of nature), explanation and probability.

Selected publications:

"A Normative Account of the Need for Explanation", co-authored with Wai-hung Wong, Synthese 192 (2015), pp.2863-2885

"How Fallacious Is the Consequence Fallacy?", co-authored with Wai-hung Wong, Philosophical Studies 165 (2013), pp.221-227

"Lange's Challenge: Accounting for Meta-laws", British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 64 (2013), pp.347-369

"Structuralism and the New Way of Worlds: A Sellarsian Argument for Necessitarianism about Laws", Philosophy of Science 78 (2011), pp.678-695

"Melia and Saatsi on Structural Realism", Synthese 175 (2010), pp.241-253

Portrait of Zanja Yudell