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Research

My primary research touches upon issues in metaphysics, philosophy of language, logic, and aesthetics. I’m especially interested in the foundations of modality, where I’m keen to explore modality’s connection with essence, as well as various forms of contingentism. I also have a developing project on the nature of interactive fictions, including video games and augmented/virtual reality.

Secondary research interests of mine include the metaphysics of substances, metametaphysics and general philosophical methodology, topics in the philosophy of religion, and the nature of violence & pacifism.

I’m the leaf editor for the Essentialism, Origin Essentialism, and Mereological Essentialism sections on Philpapers.org.

Outside of philosophy, I put together jigsaw puzzles, play board games, and generally just try to get through each day.

Click here for information about my (published and in-progress) papers and here for info about some recent talks.

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