I’m a 3rd-year PhD student in the Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Irvine. Before Irvine, I did my MA in Philosophy at Brandeis University. And before that, I received a BFA in Studio Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Right now, my work focuses on the role that common sense plays in philosophy. I’m interested in what common sense is and whether it should constrain our philosophical (and scientific) theorizing. Is it ever rational to give up our belief that things move in light of Zeno’s arguments to the contrary? Is it ever dogmatic to dismiss—in advance—certain philosophical arguments (e.g., skepticism, nihilism) because they conflict with what we know?
- A Puzzle About Moorean Metaphysics, Philosophical Studies (2020)
- Against Philosophical Proofs Against Common Sense (with Evan Welchance)
- A paper on Susan Stebbing (with Annalisa Coliva)
- Vancouver Summer Philosophy Conference, August 2021 (rescheduled)
- Syracuse Graduate Philosophy Conference, July/August 2020
- 80th Annual Virginia Philosophical Association Conference, October 2019
- Johns Hopkins University Graduate Philosophy Conference, November 2018
Office: HIB 62
University of California, Irvine
Department of Philosophy
85 Humanities Instructional Building
Irvine, CA 92697-4555
Last updated: 1 August 2020