My research is primarily in logic, metaphysics, and the philosophy of language. I am interested in intensional paradoxes—paradoxes of mental and linguistic content—and the constraints they place on our ability to theorize about attitudes like hope and fear. I'm also interested in the challenges we face when we try to ascribe too much structure to the objects of propositional attitudes—when we make propositions too fine-grained. Beyond propositions and the problems surrounding them, I am interested in practical reasoning, and in particular in nonmonotonic logics of planning with conflicting beliefs and desires.
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2011