Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Office Location: JRC 216a
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2011
Dissertation: "Reason's Self-Actualization: An Essay on Self-Consciousness and Rational Agency"; Director: John McDowell
M.A., University of Pittsburgh, 2006
B.A., University of Notre Dame, 2004, summa cum laude
Areas of Specialization
Ethics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind (especially Action Theory and Moral Psychology)
Areas of Competence
History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy
"From Volitionalism to the Dual Aspect Theory of Action," Philosophia, forthcoming.
"A Critique of Scanlon on Double Effect," The Journal of Moral Philosophy, 9, 2012, 178-99.
"Felicitology: Neurath's Naturalization of Ethics," HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Science, 1, 2011, 183-208.
"Not All Worlds are Stages," Philosophical Studies 116, 2003, 309-21.
"The Argument from Reliability and Connatural Ethical Knowledge"
University of St. Thomas
"Hegel on Action as Outer and as Inner"
University of Notre Dame
Hegel and German Idealism
"Two Faulty Interpretations of Descartes on Sensible Qualities"
University of South Florida
Descartes and Pascal
"Felicitology: Otto Neurath's Naturalization of Ethics"
University of Minnesota
Midwest Junto for the History of Science