Ph.D. in Philosophy
I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Philosophy at Leibniz University Hannover, where I work primarily on freedom and moral responsibility. My other interests include metaphysics, philosophy of science, and philosophy of religion. I earned my Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of California, Riverside in June of 2020. Here is my CV, if you are interested. Thanks for visiting my site!
"Lessons from Grandfather," (with Ryan Wasserman) Philosophies (7), 2022. (Invited submission for special issue.)
"What Does Indeterminism Offer to Agency?" Australasian Journal of Philosophy (100), 2022: 371-385.
"From the Fixity of the Past to the Fixity of the Independent," Philosophical Studies 178, 2021: 1301-1314.
"The Dependence Response and Explanatory Loops," Faith and Philosophy 37 (3), 2020: 294-307.
"Freedom, Foreknowledge, and Dependence: A Dialectical Intervention" (with Taylor W. Cyr), American Philosophical Quarterly 57 (2), 2020: 145-154.
"Free Will and Two Local Determinisms" (with Neal A. Tognazzini), Erkenntnis 84 (5), 2019: 1011-1023.
"The Puzzle of Hyper-Change," Ratio 33 (1), 2019: 1-11.
"Logical Toolkit," (primary co-author) in Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary Readings, eds Perry, Bratman, and Fischer, 9th edition, 2021: Oxford University Press.
"Review of Carolina Sartorio's Causation and Free Will " (with Peter J. Graham and Jonah Nagashima), Analysis (78), 2018: 371-373.
"Review of Stephen Maitzen's Determinism, Death, and Meaning," The Review of Metaphysics (75), 2022: 823-825.
Below are courses I have taught as the primary instructor. If you would like to see my syllabi, please feel free to contact me.
PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
Winter 2022 (Western Washington University)
An upper-division course focused on general topics in the philosophy of science.
Fall 2019 (UC, Riverside); Spring 2022 (Western Washington University)
An upper-division course focused on traditional metaphysical issues such as the nature of time, freedom, and causation, along with their application to less traditional issues such as time travel.
PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION
Winter 2021 & Spring 2019 (UC, Riverside)
An upper-division course focused on issues such as the nature of God, arguments for and against God's existence, faith and reason, as well as freedom and foreknowledge.
Summer 2019 (UC, Riverside)
An upper-division course focused on philosophical questions surrounding death, such as: What, if anything, makes death bad? What, if anything, makes for a meaningful life? Would an immortal life be better than a mortal one? Is there any reason to think there is an afterlife?
INTRODUCTION TO SYMBOLIC LOGIC
Spring 2021 & Summer 2018 (UC, Riverside)
An introductory course focused on propositional logic and its applications.
INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL THINKING
Summer 2017 (UC, Riverside); Winter 2022 & Spring 2022 (Western Washington University)
An introductory course focused on different types of reasoning, such as deductive, abductive, and analogical.
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