I am a PhD candidate in philosophy at the University of Calgary. I’m interested in reconciling the normativity of the intentional with the plausibility of (some form of) naturalism. I think the best way to do this is by drawing on and extending insights from pragmatism and the philosophers which inspired and were influenced by it. 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 hold a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (2015-2018).
July 7, 2016 – I am pleased to say that I passed my PhD candidacy examination.
May 7, 2016 – My paper, “Hegelian Lessons for Liberal Naturalism” was accepted for presentation at the Idealism and the Metaphilosophy of Mind conference in London, UK, in September.
May 1, 2016 – I am now the Secretary of the Philosophy Graduate Students’ Association at the University of Calgary Philosophy Department.