I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Philosophy at Indiana University. My main areas of research are 19th century German philosophy, especially Arthur Schopenhauer, moral philosophy, and aesthetics. I also work on contemporary issues concerning deliberation and practical reason, foundational questions about value, and moral sentimentalism. In aesthetics, I am interested in the history of aesthetics, philosophy of literature, artistic cognitivism, and aesthetic normativity, especially questions about what it is legitimate to expect and demand of art, and the exact nature of these expectations and demands.