Areas of Interest: Metaethics, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science
I am a graduate student in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Rochester. I have a B.A. in Philosophy and Visual Art from Bethel College (IN) and an M.A. in Philosophy from Western Michigan University. I’m primarily interested in Metaethics, Metaphysics, and Philosophy of Science—especially issues that lie at the intersection of these. I’ve focused much of my attention on work that attempts to square moral theories with empirical research and on evolutionary debunking arguments against moral realism. I am also interested in moral epistemology and the metaphysics of morality. I’m particularly interested in the role of consciousness and intuition (or perhaps the cognitive mechanisms underlying intuition) in moral thought and judgments. I have broader interests in supervenience, reduction, grounding, etc.—pretty much anything related to recent work on fundamentality.
Header Photo: New York City (2013) by Micah Richey