I am a philosopher who specializes in epistemology, philosophy of mind, and metaphysics, with a special focus on David Hume and other figures in the early modern period. My current focus is on Hume’s positions on what distinguishes stably believable philosophical claims, how we can stabilize philosophical beliefs via argument, and when and why representations of philosophical claims that are not stable beliefs cause actions. My doctoral dissertation, which I defended in June of 2019 at the University of Notre Dame, concerned Hume’s account of knowledge. I did my undergraduate work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Recent and Upcoming Talks
June 4th-5th, 2020: I presented “What Makes Hume an External World Skeptic?” at the Western E-vent in Early Modern Philosophy online.
November 10th, 2020: I presented “Hume Should Deny the Law of Excluded Middle” at the Princeton-Bucharest Virtual Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy online.
December 4th-6th, 2020: I and Michael Rauschenbach presented “The Burden of Unity: Berkeley Between Hume and Spinoza” at the NYC Workshop in Early Modern Philosophy online.
February 24th-27th, 2021: I presented “Hume Should Deny the Law of Excluded Middle” at the Central APA online.
March 31st-April 4th, 2021: I presented “What Makes Hume an External World Skeptic?” at the Pacific APA online.
June 9th-11th, 2021: I presented “Towards Establishing Locke’s General Ontology of Substance Dualism” at the 2021 International Conference of the John Locke Society in Naples, Italy.
July 6th-11th, 2021: I presented “Hume’s Incredible Demonstrations” at the 47th International Hume Society Conference in Bogotá, Colombia.
December 5th, 2019: I hosted and moderated a public debate on immigration and citizenship at Notre Dame. Here’s a write-up in the Notre Dame school newspaper The Observer about the event, here is a video of the event on the Notre Dame Philosophy Facebook page, and here are some photos from the event: