I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. My dissertation was written under the supervision of Robert Audi and Ted Warfield. I completed my BA in philosophy at Kansas State University.
My primary research is in epistemology, much of it falling at the intersection between formal and traditional epistemology. Recently, my research has focused on the relationship between belief and credence. I defend and explore implications of dualism about belief and credence. Dualism is the view that we have both beliefs and credences, and neither attitude is reducible to the other. My interests in epistemology also include (defending) epistemic permissivism, (arguing against) pragmatic and moral encroachment, and other issues in social epistemology (e.g. disagreement, epistemic paternalism).
My secondary research interests are in philosophy of mind, specifically the nature of belief, and philosophy of religion, specifically Pascal’s Wager and the nature of faith. I have further interest in decision theory, ethics and normativity, and metaphysics.
My non-philosophical interests include sports (especially basketball), traveling, avocados, coffee, weight lifting, cooking, and podcasts.
Recent and Upcoming Talks
Comments on Dan Baras, “A Strike Against a Striking Principle” (Eastern APA, Philadelphia, Jan. 2020)
“Should You Believe in God?” (Hope College, Holland, MI, Feb. 2020)
“Belief, Credence, and Graspability: Why Credences Are Not Beliefs” (Central APA, Chicago, Feb. 2020)
“Intrapersonal Faith and Self-Fulfilling Beliefs” (Junior Workshop in Philosophy of Religion, Chicago, March 2020)
TBD (Eastern APA, Symposium on Belief and Credence, New York, New York, January 2021)
“Belief, Credence, and Philosophy” (New Mexico State University, March 2021)
“Interpersonal Faith and Self-Fulfilling Beliefs” (Inaugural Princeton Project in Philosophy and Religion Conference, September 2021)
TBD (Midwest Epistemology Workshop at the University of Iowa, October 2021)
“Credal Functionalism” with Justin D’Ambrosio (University of Leeds, Date TBD, Postponed due to COVID-19)
“Epistemic Risk” (Workshop on Risk at Zhejiang University, Date TBD, Postponed due to COVID-19)
Ryerson University, Department of Philosophy
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3, Canada