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I'm an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Manitoba.
Before coming to Manitoba, I was a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto, where I also did my PhD.
I work primarily on topics at the intersection of modal metaphysics and modal logic. 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.
Forthcoming. Propositional Dependence and Modal Perspectivism. To appear in Chris Tillman, editor, The Routledge Handbook of Propositions.
Relativized metaphysical modality: index and context (with Benj Hellie and Jessica Wilson). Forthcoming 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'm currently teaching a graduate seminar on modal logic and metaphysics. This winter, I'll be teaching undergraduate courses in the history of analytic philosophy and in critical thinking.
In the past, I 've taught courses in logic, critical reasoning, and metaphysics and epistemology. I also led the University of Toronto's Socrates Project seminar for two years. Some sample syllabi below:
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 Manitoba
457 University College
Canada R3T 2M8
Office: (204) 272-1657