Ph.D. (University of Rochester), Professor
Areas of Specialization:
Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language, Epistemology.
In metaphysics I am primarily intersted in the philosophy of time, the philosophy of possibility and necessity, the nature of material objects, the problem of change, and, more generally, what there is. In philosophy of language I am primarily intersted in how certain squiggles, sounds, and brain states come to carry information about the world and what the nature of that information is. In epistemology I am primarily interested in what we can know from an armchair and how we can know it, as well as the nature of rational belief.
In short, I am interested in the nature of the world and our relationship to it. Naturally, my disseration was on proper names.
Office: 454 University College