B.Phil., Oxford 2000; Ph.D., Princeton 2005. Boris Kment joined the Department in the Fall of 2009, having previously taught at the University of Michigan. He has written on the metaphysics of modality, the genealogy of modal thought, counterfactuals, essence, causation and causal reasoning, grounding, chance, and the metaphysical role of individuals. His side interests include decision theory and in the history of analytic philosophy, in particular in Wittgenstein's thought. He is the author of Modality and Explanatory Reasoning (Oxford University Press, 2014).