I have broad interests in the philosophy of mind and the foundations of cognitive science, as well as the history of European Modern philosophy from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries. My published work to date mostly focuses on the philosophy of Immanuel Kant. I have written on Kant’s views concerning the mind, perception, his theory of human reason and rationality, and the broader metaphysical and epistemological views with which these ideas are integrated. I’m also very interested in seeing what, if any, connections may be made between Kant’s positions and contemporary research programs in the philosophy of mind and metaphysics. In particular, I am interested in issues pertaining to the study of mental content, the nature and significance of self-consciousness, reasoning and rationality, and animal cognition.
Work in Progress
If you’re interested in a draft of any of the following please email me.
- “Kant on Reflection”
- “On the Freedom of the Intellect”
Upcoming Conferences & Presentations
- November 2018. “On the Freedom of the Intellect.” University of Nebraska–Omaha. Omaha, NE.
- February 2019. Author Meets Critics Session on Melissa Merritt, Kant on Reflection and Virtue. Meeting of the Central Division of the APA. Denver, CO.