Bio

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. I have taught here since 2011.

My research mainly pertains to the semantics of natural language (albeit from a fairly philosophical point-of-view), as well as related issues in meta-ethics and certain parts of epistemology.

I wrote a dissertation on imperatives at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where I was a Ph.D. student from 2006-11. While there, I worked with Allan Gibbard, Thony GilliesEric Swanson, and Rich Thomason.

I still work on imperatives. I also work on conditionals, Expressivism, modals (for some reason or other, I'm really interested in modals that encode normative information), and often all three at once. Take a look at my research page to see my published work and some work in progress.

 

Personal

I was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and attended the University of Nebraska - Lincoln from 2002-05, where I was taught by Mark van Roojen and Al Casullo. My twin brother Simon is a professor of linguistics at Rutgers.

I live in Toronto with my partner (Katharine) and our animals (Milo and Rori).