University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Department of Philosophy
PhD, 2009
Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America
Areas of Specialization
Metaphysics and Epistemology
Areas of Interest
Metaphysics and Epistemology

I specialize in metaphysics and metaontology. I primarily like to think about what there is, parts and wholes, composition, constitution, and modality. I also like to think about the methodology behind philosophical debate of these things, particularly when we disagree. I am especially fond of exploring transworldism (or five-dimensionalism), the view that ordinary objects are trans-world sums of spatial, temporal, and modal parts. I do not (yet) go so far as to think this view is true, but I certainly think it is worth our time trying to figure out why not.

I also work at the intersection of metaphysics, mind, and language – in particular m…

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