Starting Fall 2017, I'll be a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at Simon Fraser University. I received my PhD in Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin in May 2017. My primary interests lie in Metaphysics, Early Modern Philosophy, and the History of Analytic Philosophy (esp. Frege, Russell, and early Wittgenstein).
My dissertation belongs to contemporary analytic metaphysics. It is a study of the Principle of Sufficient Reason (roughly: 'Everything has an explanation'). The questions I investigate include: How should we understand the PSR, in light of recent developments in metaphysics? What is the best argument for the view? And is a commitment to the PSR consistent with a commitment to a fundamental level of reality?
I've also written and presented on a range of topics, including: the interpretation of Kant's transcendental idealism; norms for belief; the metaphysics of (numerical) identity; Russell's theory of knowledge; metaphysical emergence; and the metaphysics of symmetric and non-symmetric relations.