2nd Year Graduate Student | M.A. program in Philosophy
My interests rest primarily in the realms of metaphysics and ethics, including issues in causation, causal explanation, and the role of laws in accounts of causal chains (governing laws VS. Humean laws). My most recent project concerns the presence of subjectivity in causal explanations, and how it affects the truth as well as satisfactoriness of such explanatory accounts. I am also interested in David Lewis’s modal realism and his theories on time reversal.
Other things I think about are Kantian ethics (2nd Critique), Theaetetus (and other platonic dialogues), and how affective-ness factors into pure aesthetic judgments of artworks. Prior to joining the department at Columbia, I completed a double degree in philosophy and economics at the University of Virginia.