I’m a 2nd-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.

I work mostly in metaphysics and epistemology. These days, I’m thinking a lot about common sense and the extent to which it should guide or constrain our philosophical and scientific theorizing. I also have side interests in social ontology and the history of analytic philosophy with special reference to G.E. Moore and Susan Stebbing.

I help Mark Fiocco run the SoCal Metaphysics Network.


Work in Progress

  • Two Kinds of Moorean Knowledge (email for draft)
  • Reading Ontology Off Of Paraphrase (email for draft)
  • Perceiving Parthood
  • Can Science, and Thereby Philosophy, Overturn Common Sense?
    (with Evan Welchance)

My PhilPeople page is here.