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I am an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Manitoba.
Before coming to the U of M, 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.
For the current academic year, I am the chair of the graduate program in philosophy at Manitoba.
Forthcoming. Necessitist Propositional Dependence. 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)
Department of Philosophy
University of Manitoba
457 University College
Canada R3T 2M8
Office: (204) 272-1657
Recent and Upcoming Talks
Qualitative Dependence (University of Manitoba Philosophical Fridays, winter 2020)
Necessitist Propositional Dependence (Yonsei Analytic Philosophy Workshop, August 2019; Birmingham Higher-Order Metaphysics Workshop, University of Birmingham, June 2019)
Symposium talk on Propositional Dependence (Canadian Philosophical Association, UBC, June 2019)
Symposium talk on Chisholm's Paradox (Pacific APA, April 2019)
E--/-->N (with Chris Tillman; colloquium talk on essence and necessity; University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
During the 2019--20 A.Y., I'm teaching:
Introduction to Logic (100-level introduction to logic and the philosophy of logic)
Theory of Knowledge (200-level course in epistemology)
In the past, I've taught:
Modal Logic and Metaphysics (a graduate-level course on topics in modal logic and modal metaphysics)
History of Analytic Philosophy (a 200-level course looking at core developments in analytic philosophy, roughly from Frege to Kripke)
The Socrates Project (at Toronto; an intensive upper-level undergraduate seminar focusing on teaching and research)
Knowledge and Reality (also at Toronto; 200-level metaphysics and epistemology; syllabus here).
Metaphysics (a 300-level course on metaphysics; theme: "Metaphysical Systems"; syllabus here).
Modal Ontology (a 400-level seminar course; syllabus here).
Introduction to Symbolic Logic (200-level logic, at Toronto)