I am a Scientific Collaborator in Philosophy at the University of Geneva. 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 have previously held positions at the University of Hamburg, the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I have a BA in mathematics and philosophy from Yale University and a PhD in philosophy from New York University.


My paper "Maybe Some Other Time" is forthcoming in the Australasian Journal of Philosophy.

Published articles

According to metrics provided by PhilPeople, I am in the top 1% for citations in metaphysics in the past five years.

Maybe Some Other Time. Forthcoming in the Australasian Journal of Philosophy. (abstract)

The Unity of Science and the Mentaculus. Forthcoming in the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. (abstract)

The Difference between Epistemic and Metaphysical Necessity (2021), Synthese 198(6): 1409–1424. (abstract)

Being Someone Else (2020), in Becoming Someone New: Essays on Transformative Experience, Choice, and Change, eds. Enoch Lambert and John Schwenkler, 37-51. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (abstract)

Explanation (2020), in the Routledge Handbook of Metaphysical Grounding, ed. Mike Raven, 121–132. London: Routledge. (abstract)

Essentialist Explanation (2017), Philosophical Studies 174: 2871–2889. (abstract)

Laws and the Completeness of the Fundamental (2016), in Reality Making, ed. Mark Jago, 11–37. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (abstract)

Book under contract

Essence (202x). Under contract with Cambridge University Press; manuscript submitted and under review. Part of the "Elements" series.

Popular writing

Enterprise Blockchain Doesn’t Work Because It’s About the Real World (2021). CoinDesk.