I’m a philosopher interested in how the cognitive sciences can inform our understanding of knowledge and especially doubt.  Before coming to Maine to teach, I worked on my PhD at Johns Hopkins in Maryland. Prior to that, I studied the philosophy of science at The London School of Economics.

My research focuses on issues at the intersection of the philosophy of mind, cognitive science, and epistemology.  More specifically, I’m trying to understand the psychological foundations of doubt.

My teaching is interdisciplinary, and I’m particularly interested in how to introduce students in the humanities to the empirical tools of the social sciences. It’s an exciting time to be a philosopher because we have some great new tools to engage with philosophical questions.

I’m also fortunate to have some wonderful collaborators.  Nick Tebben and I are looking at ways to use game theory and concepts from economics to understand trust and testimony. I am also part of the Philosophical Cognition Lab, with Chad Gonnerman and Joshua Alexander.  Together we are pursuing a number of projects at the intersection of cognitive science and epistemology.  You can find out more about these projects under the research tab.