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Department of Philosophy
My interests center on the history and philosophy of logic as well as the ramifications of and prospects for what might be dubbed a 'logic first' approach to metaphysics, epistemology, the natural sciences, morality, aesthetics, and politics. Kant's philosophy is an exemplar of such an approach. Currently I'm working on understanding how Kant conceived of logic and how he thinks a priori knowledge grounds the objectivity of experience.
Courses Taught ,Academic Year 2019-20
- Introduction to Philosophy Great Philosophers PHIL 102
- Seminar in Philosophy Kants Moral Philosophy PHIL 490
- Special Topics in Philosophy Kants Critique of Pure Reason PHIL 370
'Logical Mistakes Logical Aliens and the Laws of Kants Pure General Logic', Mind, 2018.
'Modeling Unicorns and Dead Cats: Applying Bressans MLv to the Necessary Properties
of Nonexistent Objects', Journal of Philosophical Logic , 95-121, 2018.
'Definitions of Kant's Categories', Canadian Journal of Philosophy: Supplemental Volume
on Mathematics in Kant's Critical Philosophy, 44 (5-6): 631-657, 2014.
Recent and Upcoming Presentations
"Kant on Consciousness of Logical Laws Making Logical Concepts Distinct in Artificial Logic", Saint Louis, Central States Philosophical Association Meeting, Fall 2019.
"Kant on Whether Plants Represent", Oslo 13th International Kant Congress: The Court of Reason, Summer 2019.
"Numerability, Logicism, and the Formality of Logic", Boston University, 8th annual meeting of the Society for the History of Analytical Philosophy Summer 2019.
"Numerability Logicism, and the Formality of Logic", Boston University, The Lesser-Known Frege in Kantian Context, JHP masters class, Summer 2019.
"Kant and the Vicious Circle: Kant's Account of Particular Causal Cognition", Universitaet Potsdam Workshop with Jim Kreines on Kant and Natural Laws, Summer 2019.
"Numerability, Logicism, and the Formality of Logic", King's College London, British Society for the History of Philosophy Symposium, Spring 2019.
"Understanding and Reflection: Kant's Account of the Act of Thinking", Universitaet Leipzig Spontaneity and Autonomy Workshop, Winter 2019.