Department of Philosophy
Princeton, NJ 08544
Room 210 Marx Hall
I joined the Princeton Philosophy Department in the Fall of 2009, having previously taught at the University of Michigan. My main interests lie in metaphysics and epistemology and include modality, conditionals, essence, causation, explanation, and the metaphysical role of individuals. I also have side interests in probability, decision theory, and in the history of analytic philosophy, in particular in Wittgenstein's thought.
I am currently working on a book that will appear with Oxford University Press and is tentatively titled Modality and Explanatory Reasoning. It deals with topics in the metaphysics of modality, the rules of counterfactual reasoning, the genealogy of modal thought, and the connections of modality to causation and metaphysical explanation.