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.
I have recently finished a book manuscript that defends 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.
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.
Recent and upcoming presentations
To be determined
MIT conference in honor of Robert Stalnaker, April 2016
Brown University, March 2016
Purdue University, February 2016
MIT alumni conference, January 2016
University of Southern California, October 2015
Unviersity of Wisconsin, Madison, September 2015
Cornell Workshop on Bayesian Theories of Perception and Epistemology,
Harvard University, March 2015
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, March 2015
On the Semantics of Epistemic Vocabulary
Rutgers Semantics Workshop, October 2014
University of California, Berkeley, October 2014
Philosophical Linguistics and Linguistical Philosophy Conference, September 2014
Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 24, May 2014
University of Chicago Linguistics and Philosophy Workshop, May 2014
Ohio State University, March 2014
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