I am a PhD Candidate (ABD) in philosophy at the University of Calgary. My dissertation is about pragmatist approaches to intentionality and normativity in nature; that is, it is animated by the question of the place of mind and agency in the natural world. In particular, I focus on pragmatist views of conceptual understanding in the context of its importance to human mindedness in general and as within a broadly post-Kantian tradition. My dissertation supervisor is Mark Migotti.
I held a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (2015-2018), and from September 2017 to March 2018 was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Philosophy, working with Robert Brandom.
November 19, 2019 - Looking forward to heading to Penn State University this Thursday for the 2nd meeting of the Richard Rorty Society, where I'll be presenting a paper entitled "Rorty as Ideal Language Philosopher". Looking forward to seeing old friends, and meeting new, in the 'Rortysphere'.
September 17, 2019 - Pleased to say that a paper of mine, "What should the idealist critique of naturalism be?" was accepted for publication in Inquiry. Link to follow once it's online.
August 26, 2019 - As the Fall semester creeps ever closer, I'm looking forward to its familiar hustle and bustle, though wishing, as are many, no doubt, that I had another couple of weeks of summer free-time to get more done!