I am 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.
I received my BA summa cum laude in mathematics and philosophy from Yale University and my PhD in philosophy from New York University, where my advisor was Kit Fine. I have also held positions at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I worked with L. A. Paul on a project funded by the John Templeton Foundation.
When I'm not doing philosophy, I like to play guitar.
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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 a talk on metaphysical applications of Curie's principle at a workshop on Fragmentation in Mind and in Reality, to be held in Ligerz, Switzerland in March.
I will be giving comments on Sam Baron's paper "Counterfactual Scheming" at the FraMEPhys/Gothenburg Conference on Metaphysical Explanation in Science, to be held at the University of Birmingham in January.
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