I am currently focused on two principal research tracks within epistemology and philosophy of happiness. With regard to epistemology, I primarily focus on a priori knowledge, rationalism vs. naturalism, reliabilism, and mathematical knowledge. In philosophy of happiness, I am interested in the concept of happiness as both a psychological kind and as a form of well-being connected with value theory. Moreover, I am interested in the possible interplay between philosophy and empirical psychology, and I am currently conducting empirical research on the question of whether contemplating happiness can actually make one happier.
University of Massachusetts, DartmouthDepartment of PhilosophyProfessor
University of Iowa
Department of Philosophy