Welcome

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Research

I’m a graduate student in philosophy at the University of California, Santa Barbara. My research interests gravitate toward the interplay between epistemology, ethics, philosophy of mind, and action theory. For instance, my dissertation involves a duty-based approach to epistemic justification. In developing an account of when a person is justified in believing a proposition I’m drawing on approaches to deontological ethics, doxastic voluntarism, moral responsibility and free will, mental agency, mental content, the reactive attitudes, and intentional action.  For more on my dissertation, click here. I have smaller projects underway as well. Discover more about those projects here.

Teaching

I’m passionate about teaching philosophy. I consider it an honor to help motivate students to pursue answers to difficult, fascinating questions. I enjoy dialoguing with students about philosophical theories and concepts, and I enjoy seeing them move toward greater clarity in their own thinking and writing. My teaching interests include my primary research areas of epistemology, ethics, philosophy of mind, and action theory. In addition, I’m interested in teaching courses in critical thinking/logic, philosophy of law, political philosophy, philosophy of science, and early modern philosophy.