I'm a Ph.D. candidate in the philosophy department at the University of Virginia. My dissertation explores a variety of issues in Aristotle's Categories (and, to some extent, throughout the Organon), including the nature of universals, the nature of non-substantial individuals, the status of secondary substances, and the ontological priority of primary substances.

In addition to my dissertation, I've done some work on virtue epistemology and the nature of understanding, as well as some work defending an immanent theory of universals. More generally, I try to maintain active research interests in contemporary epistemology and metaphysics.


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