My undergraduate and early graduate background is largely in contemporary continental philosophy, but my recent focus has been on topics in early modern philosophy (especially those concerning Spinoza) and contemporary analytic metaphysics (especially those concerning properties).
These two topics converge in my dissertation: "Spinoza and the Problem of Universals: A Study and Research Guide." This investigatory bibliographic project on Spinoza and the problem of universals draws four principal conclusions. (1) Spinoza is a realist concerning universals. Indeed, Spinoza endorses a radical form of realism known as universalism, the doctrine…Read more