1st Year Graduate Student | M.A. program in Philosophy
My primary areas of research are philosophy of language and philosophy of mind. With regard to philosophy of language, my main interests are about the role social conventions and norms have in determining meaning, the nature of norms and rules of language, and how speakers obtain and follow such norms/rules. I am also interested in theories about the meaning of ethical statements, theories of speech acts, and the problems of reference with regard to non-existent/fictional entities. With regard to philosophy of mind, some topics that I'm interested in are non-reductive theories of consciousness, theories of intentionality, and the meaning of mental terms.
Other areas of research that I'm particularly interested in are: the philosophy of Wittgenstein; the history of Analytic Philosophy; Meta-ethics; Aesthetics; and the philosophy of perception.