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 constitute 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 and legal standards of proof. Here is an
abstract for the book. The published
version should be available by December 2017.
Book symposia on Probabilistic Knowledge
Universität Hamburg, August 2017
King's College London, March 2018
Author Meets Critics session on Probabilistic Knowledge
Central APA, February 2018
Moral Encroachment and Credence
Simon Fraser University, January 2018
Aristotelian Society, March 2018
Pacific APA, March 2018
Additional talks to be determined
New York University, October 2017
Oxford University, March 2018
Washington University, April 2018
Princeton Conference, April 2018
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 384: Applied Epistemology
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: Semantics Beyond Truth Conditions
Phil 611: Conditionalization and Its Discontents
Collected problem sets for Phil 611: Conditionalization and Its Discontents