My research centres around knowledge, reason, and truth, in philosophy and the history of philosophy. I want to defend the importance of these notions for human life as well as elucidate their natures.
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.
Additionally, I am interested in metaphysics, logic, philosophy of language, general philosophy of science, the Catholic intellectual tradition, and a variety of topics in ethics.
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, Monash University and Adelaide University, amongst other places. See "Media Mentions" below for a link to a story about my trip to Harvard University in September–October 2018.
I have upcoming conference presentations at the University of Queensland, Australia and the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
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