CV

Employment

  • University of Calgary, Associate Professor (tenured), 2016-Present.
  • University of Calgary, Assistant Professor (tenure track), 2014 – 2016.
  • Boston University, Assistant Professor (tenure track), 2009 – 2014.

Education

  • Ph.D. Philosophy, Cornell University, 2009.
  • M.A. Philosophy, University of Colorado, 2005.
  • B.A. Philosophy, Brandeis University, 2002, Magna Cum Laude

Areas of Specialization

  • Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics

Areas of Competence

  • Epistemology, Logic, Philosophy of Mind, Semantics, History of Analytic Philosophy

Articles 

  • “Copredication and Property Inheritance,” (with Ofra Magidor) forthcoming in Philosophical Issues
  • “Counting as a Type of Measuring,” Philosophers’ Imprint 16(12) (2016): 1-25
  • “Sodium-Free Semantics: The Continuing Relevance of the Concept Horse,” Forthcoming in Topics in Predication Theory. ed. Piotr Stalmaszczyk.
  • “Does Vagueness Underlie the Mass/Count Distinction?”  Synthese 193(1) (2016): 185-203.
  • “We Do Not Count By Identity,” Australasian Journal of Philosophy 93(1) (2015): 121-42.
  • “Predication as Ascription,”  Mind 124 (2015): 517-69.
  • “The Normativity of Meaning.” Forthcoming in The Oxford Handbook of Reasons and Normativity.  Ed. Daniel Star.
  • “Quantifier Variance, Intensionality, and Metaphysical Merit,” in Quantifi ers, Quantifi ers, and Quantifiers. Ed. Alessandro Torza (2015).
  • “Relations and Order-Sensitivity,” Metaphysica 15(2) (2014):  409-429.
  • “Necessarily, Sherlock Holmes is not a Person,” Analytic Philosophy 55(3) (2014): 306-318.
  • “Converse and Identity,”  dialectica 67(2) ( 2013): 137-55.
  • “Some Puzzles About Some Puzzles About Belief,” Analysis 72.3 (2012): 608-618.
  • “Causation and the Canberra Plan,” Pacifi c Philosophical Quarterly 92.2 (2011): 232-242.
  • “Simple Generics,” Noûs 45.3 (2011): 409-442. (Reprinted in Philosopher’s Annual XXXI.)
  • “Sider on Existence,” Noûs 41.3 (2007): 519-28. (with Matti Eklund)

Reviews

  • Bernhard Nickel’s Between Logic and the World: An Integrated Theory of Generics, forthcoming in Mind.
  • Eli Hirsch’s Quantifier Variance: Essays in Metaontology, The Philosophical Review 122(2) (2013): 310-314.
  • Jeffrey C. King’s The Nature and Structure of Content, The Philosophical Review 119(2)  (2011): 246-250.

Awards and Honors

  • Boston University Humanities Foundation Junior Fellowship, AY 2011-2012.
  • “Simple Generics” reprinted in Philosophers Annual XXXI.

Presentations

  • “Meaning, Types, and Predication” SFU Workshop on the Intellect, April 2017.
  • “Copredication and Property Inheritance” (paper co-authored with Ofra Magidor), University of British Columbia, January 2017; Society for Exact Philosophy, May 2017.
  • Critic in session on Bernhard Nickel’s Between Logic and the World: An Integrated Theory of Generics, Eastern APA January 2017.
  • “Neo-Fregean Category Theory”, University of Alberta, October 2016.
  • “Partialhood”, University of Calgary Graduate Conference, Keynote speaker, May 2016.
  • “Sodium-Free Semantics”, University of Stockholm November 2015; University of Hamburg, Nominalizations Workshop, May 2016.
  • “Criteria of Partiality and the Mass/Count Distinction”, Bogazici University, May 2015.
  • “Generics and Pronouns,” Society for Exact Philosophy, May 2015
  • “Counting as a Type of Measuring,” University of Colorado, March 2015, M.I.T. May 2015, Bogazici University, May 2015; Cal State Northridge, October 2015; Uppsala University, November 2015; Oxford University, May 2016.
  • “Counting Cards,” Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, September 2014.
  • “We Do Not Count By Identity”, Oxford University, February 2014, University of Rochester, March 2014, University of Calgary, April 2014.
  • “Generalized Scrutability and the Construction of Intensions,”  University of Cologne, May 2013.
  • “Expressibility Problems and Type-Assignment,” University of Oslo, April 2013.
  • Comments on “Composition and Facts,” Paci c APA, March 2013.
  • “Three Questions About Counting,” University of Southern California, January 2013.
  • “Predication as Ascription,” Oxford University, May 2012.
  • “Necessarily, Sherlock Holmes is not a Person,” University of Manitoba, March 2012; Illinois Philosophical Association, November 2012.
  • “Verbal Disputes, Common Sense, and Quantifier Variance,” Harvard University, December 2011.
  • “Propositional Representation,” University of Texas, El Paso, Mach 2011; Syracuse University, August 2011.
  • “Relations and Order-Sensitivity,” University of Texas, El Paso, March 2011.
  • “Branching Quantification and the Nature of Scope,” Hocking-Cabot Seminar, July 2010.
  • “The Semantics of Quotation,” BU Undergraduate Philosophy Club, November 2009.
  • “Simple Generics,” Generics Workshop, University of Oslo, February 2009; Creighton Club, Hobart and William Smith, October 2009.
  • “Predication as Ascription,” Cornell University Workshop, February 2008; Leeds CMM Graduate Conference, September 2008.
  • “Mass Nouns as Kind Referring,” Plurality, Unity and Structure in Ontology and Semantics, IHPST Paris, October 2007.

Courses Taught

  • Pragmatics (Fall 2015)
  • Topics in Logic and Language: Counting (Winter 2015)
  • Reasoning and Argumentation (Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2013).
  • Philosophy of Language (Fall 2009, Fall 2011, Fall 2015)
  • Topics in Language, Logic, and Epistemology: Propositions (Fall 2010).
  • Knowledge and Reality (Fall 2010).
  • Metaphysics (Spring 2011, Spring 2013).
  • Puzzles and Paradoxes (Fall 2012).
  • Metaphysics and Epistemology (Fall 2012, Fall 2013).
  • Proseminar: Death (Fall 2013)
  • Mind, Matter, and God (Fall 2014)

Service

  • Referee for Noûs*, Synthese*, Philosophical Studies, Canadian Journal of Philosophy*, Philosophical Papers, The Philosophical Review*, Mind*, dialectica, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Linguistics and Philosophy*, Analytic Philosophy, Erkenntnis*, Philosopher’s Imprint, Res Philosophica, Disputatio, Philosophical Quarterly, Mind and LanguageErgo*, The British Journal for the History of Philosophy, Philosophia Mathematica, Inquiry, Ratio, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Broadview Press, Cambridge University Press, and Oxford University Press. (“*” means multiple)
  • Ergo section editor (2017- present)
  • Linguistics Search Committee, Boston University (Spring 2010).
  • Philosophy Colloquium Committee, Boston University (2010 to 2014).
  • Findlay Visiting Professor Committee, Boston University (2010 to 2014).
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Boston University (2013 to 2014).
  • Logic and Language Prelim Committee, University of Calgary (2014 to present)
  • Graduate Committee, University of Calgary (2014 to present)
  • Placement Director, University of Calgary (2014 to present)
  • Graduate Scholarship Committee, University of Calgary (2016)