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.
Recently my work has focused on questions connecting language and epistemology: what semantic theories accommodate intuitive norms governing credences in counterfactuals, how
updating de se credences resembles communicating de se beliefs, and how we can know non-propositional contents of assertion. I am currently writing a book that defends a unified
probabilistic account of the contents of assertion, belief, and knowledge.
Subjunctive Credences and Semantic Humility
forthcoming in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research
Philosophical Review vol. 122, no. 1 (2013): 1-43.
Four-Dimensionalist Theories of Persistence
Australasian Journal of Philosophy vol. 90, no. 4 (2012): 671-86.
Updating as Communication
Philosophy and Phenomenological Research vol. 85, no. 2 (2012): 225-48.
On the Pragmatics of Counterfactuals
Noûs vol. 46, no. 3 (2012): 561-86.
Solving 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.
NYU-Columbia Graduate Conference Keynote Address, April 2013
University of Texas, Austin, January 2013
On the Pragmatics of Epistemic Modals
Michigan Linguistics and Philosophy Workshop, December 2012
University of Vermont, September 2012
Oxford University, June 2012
Formal Epistemology Workshop, May 2012
Tufts University, April 2012
Lofoten Epistemology Conference, May 2012
Princeton University, April 2012
Rutgers University, November 2011
University of St Andrews, November 2011
Yale University, October 2011
Syracuse University, October 2011
Formal Epistemology Workshop, May 2011
Orange Beach Epistemology Workshop, May 2011
University of Pittsburgh, March 2011
The Dynamics of Indefinites: Comments on Karen Lewis
Bellingham Summer Philosophy Conference, August 2011
Updating as Communication
Rutgers Epistemology Conference, May 2011
University of Toronto, October 2009
Bellingham Summer Philosophy Conference, August 2009
Formal Epistemology Workshop, June 2009
APA Pacific Division Meeting, April 2009
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 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