My past and emerging work falls into three areas: (1) the history of early modern philosophy, (2) contemporary epistemology, and (3) the philosophy of creativity.

Much of my research in the first two areas is focused on the phenomenon of clarity, or clear perception. This work proceeds along two parallel tracks. 

(1) The first track is historical, as I expose and explicate the role that clarity plays for Descartes and other figures going back to the Stoics. This project culminates in a book, CLARITY FIRST: RETHINKING DESCARTES'S EPISTEMOLOGY (under contract with Oxford University Press). I argue that clarity is the central notion in Descart…

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