About Me


Photo on 8-26-16 at 9.50 AM #3I received my PhD in Philosophy from the University of Chicago in 2015. I am currently an Instructor at Auburn University.

I work primarily in the theory of thought – i.e., roughly speaking, in that part of the metaphysics of mind that treats of propositionally contentful mental states and acts. My research is thus centered in the philosophy of mind, but branches out into metaphysics, epistemology, and the philosophy of language. My work is also heavily informed by the writings of Aristotle, Kant, Frege, and Wittgenstein. The central aim of my current research project is to say what it is for something to be a thinker, i.e., to have a mind. (My answer, in brief, is that to be a thinker is to be capable of both knowledge and action. For more on this project, see my research page.)

I especially enjoy teaching in the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of language, epistemology, the history of analytic philosophy, logic, and modern philosophy. (Syllabi for some of my recent courses are available on my teaching page.) But I’m looking forward to teaching Business Ethics during the Fall 2016 semester.