Emma is interested in how our existing psychological states inform which philosophical theories we are able to fully take on, and in turn how the philosophical theories that we take on influence how we live and interact with the world. She is particularly interested in how this "lived philosophy" takes place in the domains of food and free will.

Her dissertation project, under Maegan Fairchild, "Working Towards Helpful and Livable Food Frameworks," articulates what our desiderata ought to be when doing food metaphysics, and applies this to the domains of what it takes for any food particulars to exist and how we might helpfully conceptualize…

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