Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychology & Cognitive Science, Moral Psychology
My research is focused on the philosophy of mind and cognitive sciences. In the past I’ve done work on mindreading, rationality, and self-consciousness, in both humans and other animals. I’m currently interested in both conceptual and empirically informed philosophical accounts of attention, metacognition, and self-awareness, as well as related topics in moral psychology such as self-deception and weakness of will. I’m also interested in psychological approaches to decision theory and the role of probability in our everyday conscious decisions and the subpersonal processes that underlie them. In the last year I’ve also done empirical work on perceptual decisions, probability, attention, and metacognition at Hakwan Lau’s lab at Columbia.
I have a secondary interest in epistemology and philosophy of science, in particular in philosophy of biology and evolution.