I am a PhD candidate in the School of Philosophy at the University of Southern California.
I mostly work on contemporary debates in metaphysics and epistemology. My research concerns mereology, location, space and time, material objects, persistence, vagueness, and modality. I have also been working on questions related to whether we can inferentially know something from a false belief, and whether empirical detectability is a theoretical virtue.
I am also very interested in applied ethics. In particular, I have been working on the ethics of killing and some issues in bioethics.
Other main interests include the history of western philosophy, logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of science, and philosophy of religion.
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What I'm up to
I'm writing a dissertation under John Hawthorne and Gabriel Uzquiano where I develop a theory of what it is for a material object to be located in spacetime. I argue that the theory has a number of advantages over the more familiar theories in the literature (for instance, theories according to which (i) location is primitive or (ii) location is identity). I also explore how the theory interacts with a number of debates in contemporary metaphysics.