Associate Professor, Philosophy
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Areas of Specialization:
Epistemology (esp. Modality & Methodology), Philosophy of Mind (esp. Intuition & Perception), Critical Reasoning (esp. Rationality & Argumentation)
Areas of Competence:
Ethical Theory, Logic (esp. Propositional, Predicate, & Modal), History of Philosophy (esp. Early & Late Modern Philosophy, & Contemporary Analytic Philosophy), Applied Ethics (esp. Business Ethics & Engineering Ethics), Comparative Philosophy (esp. Indian Philosophy and Buddhist Thought)
Current Research Areas:
The epistemology of essence, the role of intuition in inquiry, the value of critical reasoning, theories of justice and equality, virtue ethics, the value of knowledge and understanding, the nature of perceptual content: Nyaya-Buddhism and neo-non-conceptualism, logical pluralism vs. monism, the teleological function of reason and argumentation, Kant, Wittgenstein, Descartes, Dharmakirti, and Uddyotakara
"Critical Thinking and Epistemic Responsibility" in Metaphilosophy Vol. 44.4, July 2013.
"Intuition and Inquiry" in Essays in Philosophy Vol. 13.1, January 2012.
"Understanding and Essence" in Philosophia Vol. 38.4, December 2010.
"Philosophical Methodology: The Current Debate" in Philosophical Psychology Vol. 23.3, June 2010.
"Modal Rationalism and Modal Monism" in Erkenntnis Vol 68.2, March 2008.
"The Epistemology of Modality" in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Winter 2007 Edition).
"The Metaphysical Foundation of Logic" in The Journal of Philosophical Logic Vol 35.2, April 2006.