ABOUT ME

As an undergraduate I discovered philosophy in an effort to find answers to my religious questions. I learned from two very dedicated professors, Rich Davis and Paul Franks. Their passion was, and to this day still is, infectious. By the time I realized I wasn't going to find very many answers in philosophy it was too late and I was already hooked.

After spending time studying traditional topics in philosophy of religion (arguments for and against God's existence, etc), along with standard topics in epistemology and metaphysics, I currently find myself with very broad and divergent interests. Along the way, I've been extremely privileged to study under (and in some cases co-author with) philosophers David HunterKlaas J. Kraay, Graham Oppy, Myron A. Penner, Robert Mark Simpson, and Phillip H. Wiebe (among many others).

Within the philosophy of religion I've put the existential question to the side in favour of exploring an axiological question about God: What value impact, if any, would (or does) God's existence have on our world? Answering this seemingly simple question turns out not to be very easy. While I have already published a number of articles on this question, there are many more I hope to write over the next few years. In particular, I'd like to ask the axiological question with respect to non-theistic conceptions of the divine/ultimate reality. 

My dissertation is on the epistemology of disagreement and is supervised by Nick Griffin. I want to know how we should react to cases of real-world disagreement. I'm fascinated by social epistemology in general, including epistemic injustice and epistemic paternalism. I'm also hoping to get up to speed on the testimony literature soon. Finally, I would like to learn more about the philosophy of science and the philosophy of education. I hope to have more time for these when my dissertation is complete (along with a few other projects).