Starting this Fall, I will be Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Villanova University.

Before that, I was a postdoctoral fellow in philosophy at the University of Connecticut, and a member of the UConn Logic Group. I also taught at Fairfield University. Here's my CV.

I did my PhD in philosophy at Yale under the supervision of Zoltán Gendler Szabó. Prior to that, I was an MA student at Université de Montréal, and an undergraduate at McGill.

My research has been funded by the Fonds de Recherche du Québec. I was also awarded fellowships from the Social Sciences Research Council of Canada.

I can sometimes be found climbing steep rocks.

Research

My research stands at the intersection of the philosophy language & mind, and of the philosophy of logic, with occasional overlap with metaphysics. A lot of my work explores the import of semantic paradoxes (like the Liar paradox) and of the paradoxes of vagueness for foundational concerns in these areas. While many contemporary philosophers hold that these paradoxes are best approached by constructing new theories of truth or new logics, I think that they are better understood as constraints on our theorising about linguistic and mental content. Correspondingly, I see the role of logic in this enterprise as primarily that of making clear the exact nature and extent of these constraints.

This approach is well exemplified in my dissertation The Impossibility of the Liar, and in my current postdoctoral research project An analysis of vagueness. You can read the dissertation abstract here, and the description of my postdoctoral project here.

In addition to this closely knit cluster of interest, I also have a longstanding interest in the theoretical philosophy of Immanuel Kant, particularly in the arguments of the Antinomies of pure reason.

Teaching

My teaching interests range broadly outside of my main areas of research and include: epistemology and the philosophy of science, the philosophy of religion, history of analytic philosophy, and ethics (particularly applied ethics).

Courses taught as instructor
  • Philosophy of science
  • First-order logic
  • Introduction to philosophy
Courses taught as teaching assistant
  • Critical thinking
  • Bioethics
  • International ethics
  • Death
  • Infinity
  • Mathematical logic
  • Moral skepticism
  • Kant's Critique of Pure Reason
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of language