I am a PhD candidate in philosophy at the University of Calgary. My dissertation is about pragmatist and idealist approaches to resolving the apparent tension between the normativity of human mindedness and a plausible commitment to (some sort of) a naturalistic worldview. This means I spend a lot of time thinking about Kant, Hegel, Peirce, Dewey, Wittgenstein, Sellars, McDowell, Brandom, and Price, among others.
After completing a B.A. (Honours) at the University of Calgary, I received my M.A. from Dalhousie University. I currently hold a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (2015-2018).
October 1, 2016 – I am pleased to announce that in Fall term 2017 I will be a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Philosophy.
September 15, 2016 – I presented at the Idealism and the Metaphilosophy of Mind conference in London, UK.
July 7, 2016 – I am happy to say that I passed my PhD candidacy examination.