I am a Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in philosophy at the University of Hamburg. I work primarily in metaphysics and the philosophy of science, and I have further research interests in logic, the philosophy of physics and the philosophy of language. I also have teaching interests in the history of philosophy. Before coming to Hamburg, I held positions at UNC–Chapel Hill and UNAM.
I received a PhD in philosophy from NYU, where my advisor was Kit Fine, and a BA in mathematics and philosophy from Yale. When I'm not doing philosophy, I like to play guitar.
The Difference between Epistemic and Metaphysical Necessity, forthcoming in Synthese. (abstract)
Being Someone Else, forthcoming in Becoming Someone New: Essays on Transformative Experience, Choice, and Change, edited by Enoch Lambert and John Schwenkler, to appear with Oxford University Press. (abstract)
Selected work in progress
I will be giving comments on Andreas Ditter's "Constitutive Essence" at the second annual conference of the Canadian Metaphysics Collaborative at the University of Victoria in October.
I will be giving a talk entitled "Essence and Actuality" at a workshop on necessity and essence to be held at the University of Tübingen in November.
Überseering 35, Postfach #4