I am currently studying when and why philosophical argumentation creates knowledge, changes beliefs, and affects behavior. The purpose of this research is to derive empirically grounded lessons for making philosophy more impactful in our societies. Presently, my focus is on Hume's views. My project is based at University College Dublin under Ruth Boeker and funded by a €100,000 grant from the Irish Research Council. My doctoral dissertation, which I defended in June of 2019 at the University of Notre Dame under Samuel Newlands, concerned Hume’s account of knowledge. I did my undergraduate work at UNC-CH.