I am an Associate Professor in the philosophy department at
the University of Michigan.
Before coming here, I was a math major at Harvard and a B.Phil.
student at Oxford. I received my Ph.D. from the
Linguistics and Philosophy department at MIT in June 2009.
In my forthcoming book, Probabilistic Knowledge, I defend a unified probabilistic
account of the contents of belief, assertion, and knowledge. I
argue that partial beliefs can be knowledge in just the same way as full beliefs can. The theory of probabilistic knowledge that I defend has significant consequences for
many prominent theories of assertion and knowledge, as well as for how we think about racial
profiling, gendered speech, and legal standards of proof. Here is an
abstract for the book: Probabilistic
Knowledge. Please email me for a copy of the manuscript.
forthcoming with Oxford University Press
Noûs vol. 49, no. 4 (2015): 665-83.
On the Semantics and Pragmatics of Epistemic
Semantics and Pragmatics vol. 8, no. 5 (2015): 1-81.
Time-Slice Epistemology and Action Under Indeterminacy
Oxford Studies in Epistemology, John Hawthorne and Tamar
Szabó Gendler, eds. Oxford, 2015.
Philosophical Review vol. 122, no. 1 (2013): 1-43.
Subjunctive Credences and Semantic Humility
Philosophy and Phenomenological Research vol. 87, no. 2 (2013): 251-78.
Four-Dimensionalist Theories of Persistence
Australasian Journal of Philosophy vol. 90, no. 4 (2012): 671-86.
On the Pragmatics of Counterfactuals
Noûs vol. 46, no. 3 (2012): 561-86.
Updating as Communication
Philosophy and Phenomenological Research vol. 85, no. 2 (2012): 225-48.
the Color Incompatibility Problem
Journal of Philosophical Logic vol. 41, no. 5 (2012): 841-51.
The Role of Linguistics in the Philosophy of Language
Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Language, Delia Fara and Gillian Russell, eds. Routledge, 2012.
Scoring Rules and Epistemic
Mind vol. 120, no. 480 (2011): 1053-69.
Phil 297: Honors Introduction to Philosophy
Phil 383: Knowledge and Reality
Phil 404: Introduction to Analytic Philosophy
Collected problem sets for Phil 404: Introduction to Analytic Philosophy
Phil 413: Formal Methods in Philosophy
for Phil 413: Formal Methods in Philosophy
Phil 601: Probabilistic Knowledge
Collected problem sets for Phil 601: Probabilistic Knowledge
Phil 611: Conditionalization and Its Discontents
Collected problem sets for Phil 611: Conditionalization and Its Discontents
Phil 611: Semantics Beyond Truth Conditions
Phil 615: Contemporary Research in Metaphysics and Philosophy of Language