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 doctoral dissertation, which I defended in June of 2019 at the University of Notre Dame, concerned Hume’s account of knowledge. I am also working on a cluster of projects in the philosophy of technology, with a focus on the effects that artificial intelligence will have on how we teach and learn how to think. 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: