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
May 2021: “The Epistemic Axiology of Theism” (Princeton Philosophy of Religion Incubator Conference, online) (Handout) (Video)
June 2021: “The Epistemic Axiology of Theism” (Ryerson/LLC Philosophy-of-Religion Mini-Conference on the Axiology of Theism, online) (Handout)
July 2021: “Probing the Mind of God: Divine Beliefs and Credences” (Colloquium at Goethe University Frankfurt, online) (with Justin Mooney) (Handout)
August 2021: “Explaining Evil and Pragmatic Belief” (Capturing Christianity Conference, Houston, TX)
October 2021: “How Low Can You Go? Belief, Credence, and Philosophical Views” (Midwest Epistemology Workshop, the University of Iowa)
October 2021: “Interpersonal Faith and Self-Fulfilling Beliefs” (Inaugural Princeton Project in Philosophy and Religion Conference (part 2), Princeton, NJ)
December 2021: “How Low Can You Go? Belief, Credence, and Philosophical Views” (New Mexico State University)
2022 and later
February 2022: TBD (Central APA, Symposium on Belief and Credence, Chicago)
May 2022: TBA (Department of Philosophy, University of St. Andrews, Arché’s research stream “Epistemology: Current Themes”)
May 2022: Orange Beach Epistemology Workshop (commenter-at-large)
Date TBD: (Philosophy of Religion workshop at the Universidad Alberto Hurtado in Chile, Postponed due to COVID-19)
Date TBD: “Credal Functionalism” with Justin D’Ambrosio (University of Leeds, Postponed due to COVID-19)
Date TBD: “Epistemic Risk” (Workshop on Risk at Zhejiang University, Postponed due to COVID-19)
Date TBD: (Wuhan University, Postponed due to COVID-19)
Ryerson University, Department of Philosophy
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3, Canada