I am an academic philosopher currently working as an SNSF Research Fellow at the Université de Fribourg. I'm also a Research Associate at Stockholm University. Before the recent move to Fribourg, I was a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Oxford (2019-21) and an IRC Research Fellow at Trinity College Dublin (2022-23). In the spring of 2024, I'll be a Visiting Scholar at Princeton.
I mainly work in the philosophy of mind and metaphysics, as well as on select issues in meta-ethics. I also have research interests in early analytic philosophy, early modern philosophy, and certain aspects of the philosophy of religion (principally Christianity and Buddhism).
I received my BA in philosophy from University College London, before completing the B. Phil at the University of Oxford (University College). I wrote my PhD at the University of Cambridge (Queens' College) under the supervision of Professor Tim Crane. Whilst at Cambridge, I also held research positions as a Jacobsen Fellow and a Mind Student.
My current research focuses primarily on the metaphysics of perception and the mind-body problem. You can find my published articles under the 'Academic Writing' tab. I'm also currently writing a book on the metaphysics of perception called The Doors of Perception: The Case for the Selective Theory, which combines the naive realist theory of perception (in its contemporary guise) with various insights from the classical sense-datum tradition.
I'm also currently involved in the project 'Beyond Reductionism: Contingent Grounding Physicalism' (with Prof. Anandi Hattiangadi as PI).. You can visit the project website here. Some recent papers to come out of this project include:
Grounding Physicalism and the Knowledge Argument, Philosophical Perspectives: A Supplement to Noûs, (2023). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/phpe.12190. Download.
Grounding Physicalism and "Moorean" Connections, Inquiry, (2023). DOI: https://doi.org10.1080/0020174X.2023.2253863. Download.
Zombies and Essence (with Anandi Hattangadi), to appear in the Proceedings of the 2022 conference 50 Years of Naming and Necessity, Oxford University Press.
You can find some of my popular writing under the 'Other Writing' tab. You'll see I'm working on a book, In Praise of Mischief, which offers a philosophical discussion of mischievousness and highlights the virtues of mischievous people. (Under contract with Reaktion Press.)