Most of my current work is in social and political philosophy of language and metaethics, and pays special attention to relationships between language, context, and ideology. I’m especially interested in the ways in which the force of language goes beyond the information that is apparent to or shared amongst discourse participants.
I’ve also worked on the interfaces between language and epistemology (epistemic modals and conditionals), language and metaphysics (causal talk and the logic of causation), language and ethics (deontic modals), and on two frameworks for linguistic theorizing that bear on the above‘constraint semantics’ and ‘ordering supervaluationism.’
Recent or upcoming talks
“Three Kinds of Indeterminacy in Normative Modals”
7th CSLI Workshop on Logic, Rationality, and Intelligent Interaction, Stanford University, June 2018
“ ‘Black Lives Matter’ and ‘White People Are Anxious’: A Case for Pragmatic Particularism”
4th International Congress of the American Pragmatics Association, State University of New York at Albany, November 2018