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Researcher, teacher, and administrator, based at the University of Sydney

My Research

My research centres around knowledge, reason, and truth, in philosophy and the history of philosophy. I have more general interests in metaphysics, logic, philosophy of language, general philosophy of science, the Catholic intellectual tradition, and a variety of topics in ethics.


I devote special attention to interrogating sceptical arguments and responses to them, especially sceptical arguments explicated by David Hume and the responses to them given by Thomas Reid. 


I have published in the top-tier Australasian Journal of Philosophy and in Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. I have presented my work at Harvard University, Brown University, the University of Nevada, Victoria University of Wellington, the University of Auckland, and the University of Queensland, amongst other places. See "Media Mentions" below for a link to a story about my trip to Harvard University in September–October 2018.

Publications

  •  “Quasi-realism and Inductive Scepticism in Hume’s Theory of Causation”. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, vol. 97, no. 4  (2019): 637–650 (PhilPapers)


  • “Modelling with Words: Narrative and Natural Selection”. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C, vol. 62 (2017): 20–24 (PhilPapers)

Media Mentions

November 28, 2018: “Young Sydney philosophers showcase big ideas at Harvard”. A story about my trip to Harvard University in September–October 2018: https://sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/news/2018/11/28/young-sydney-philosophers-showcase-big-ideas-at-harvard.html

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