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I am a Faculty Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. As of July 1, 2018, I'll be an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Manitoba.
I wrote my dissertation on the theoretical significance of context-relativity for modal metaphysics, under the supervision of Jessica Wilson and Benj Hellie (with Nate Charlow and Nick Stang as readers, and Louis deRosset as my external examiner).
Most of my current research is on issues at the intersection of modal semantics, logic, and metaphysics.
Forthcoming. Possible-worlds analyses of propositions. To appear in Chris Tillman, editor, The Routledge Handbook of Propositions.
Relativized metaphysical modality (with Benj Hellie and Jessica Wilson). To appear in Otavio Bueno and Scott A. Shalkowski, editors, The Routledge Handbook of Modality.
2014. Not the optimistic type (with Ben Caplan, Chris Tillman, and Brian McLean). Canadian Journal of Philosophy 43:575-589.
2013. Spinoza on essence and ideal individuation. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 43:78-96.
2012. Relativized metaphysical modality (with Jessica Wilson). In Karen Bennett and Dean Zimmerman, editors, Oxford Studies in Metaphysics 7:189-226. Oxford University Press.
Perspectives on Modal Metaphysics (PhD Dissertation)
Chisholm's Paradox in Perspective.
Existence and Non-existence in Modal Perspectivism.
Semantics for Tolerant Essentialists.
I 've taught courses in logic, critical reasoning, and metaphysics and epistemology. In the 2017-18 Academic Year, I am teaching the following:
Knowledge and Reality (200-level metaphysics and epistemology; syllabus here).
Metaphysics (300-level course on modal metaphysics; theme: "Metaphysical Systems"; syllabus here).
Modal Ontology (400-level seminar course; syllabus here).
Socrates Project (400-level seminar focused on research and teaching; syllabus here).
Department of Philosophy
University of Toronto
503 Jackman Humanities Building
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