You can find a list of publications below, and you can get more information on my three main strands of philosophical research by clicking through to my



Wildman, N. and McDonnell, N. (2020) The puzzle of virtual theft. Analysis, (Early access)

McDonnell, N. (2019) The non-occurrence of events. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 99(2), pp. 269-285. (doi: 10.1111/phpr.12476)

McDonnell, N. and Wildman, N. (2019) Virtual reality: digital or fictional? Disputatio, (Accepted for Publication)

McDonnell, N. (2018) Making a contribution and making a difference. American Philosophical Quarterly, 55(3), pp. 303-312.

McDonnell, N. (2018) Transitivity and proportionality in causation. Synthese, 195(3), pp. 1211-1229. (doi:10.1007/s11229-016-1263-1)

McDonnell, N. (2017) Causal exclusion and the limits of proportionality. Philosophical Studies, 174(6), pp. 1459-1474. (doi:10.1007/s11098-016-0767-3)

McDonnell, N. (2016) Events and their counterparts. Philosophical Studies, 173(5), pp. 1291-1308. (doi:10.1007/s11098-015-0547-5)

McDonnell, N. (2015) The deviance in deviant causal chains. Thought: A Journal of Philosophy, 4(3), pp. 162-170. (doi:10.1002/tht3.169)

Book Chapters:

McDonnell, N. (2019) Immersive technology and medical visualisation: a user's guide. In: Rea, P. (ed.) Biomedical Visualisation. Series: Advances in experimental medicine and biology. Springer. (Accepted for Publication)

Book Reviews:

McDonnell, N. (2018) 'Making a Difference', edited by Helen Beebee, Huw Price and Christopher Hitchcock, OUP, 2017, Pp.352, Price h/b £55.00. Philosophical Quarterly, [Book Review] (Accepted for Publication)


Carter, J. Adam & McDonnell, Neil (2018). Welcome to the Machine. The Philosophers' Magazine 81:33-39.


McDonnell, Neil (2015). Counterfactuals and counterparts: defending a neo-Humean theory of causation. Dissertation, Macquarie University and University of Glasgow