PhD University of Miami, 2006
Hyer Hall 209
Southern Methodist University
P.O. Box 750142
Dallas TX 75275-0142
My main research areas are in Epistemology, Logic, and Philosophy of Education.
Within epistemology, I am particularly interested in scepticism and recent
responses to the sceptical puzzle: epistemological contextualism and
subject-sensitive invariantism. I am currently working on a version of
subject-sensitive invariantism that utilizes James' concept of alive and dead
ideas, instead of explicating the additional condition for knowledge in terms
of salience of practical interests of the subject.
My other major research area is in logic, tied mostly to the Liar's paradox. My
ambition is to formulate a solution that combines the advantages of two
approaches: the view that the Liar is without a truth-value, but explicated in
the framework of Tarski's object language/metalanguage distinction.
'A Pragmatic Answer to "Why be rational?"' (under review in the
Journal of Philosophy of Education).
'Does Time-travel Lead to a Series of Unlikely Coincidences?' (under review,
'A Defect in "An Alleged Defect in Getter Counter-examples"' (under
review, Philosophical Studies).
Work in Progress
'Liveness, not Salience' (argues that replacing the concept of salience with
that of liveness helps block standard counter-examples against both
contextualism and subject-sensitive invariantism).
'Another Shot at the Liar and the Strengthened Liar: The Language-Level
'One, Two, Three--Logic' (an elementary logic textbook treating both formal and
informal logic in an accessible but rigorous way).
Elementary Symbolic Logic
Contemporary Moral Problems
Introduction to Philosophy