I’m a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Colgate University.
I’m interested in questions at the intersection of philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, and moral psychology. My recent book, Alien Experience, argues that one can sometimes be alienated from a perception (as one can sometimes be alienated from a desire). This has implications for how we think about self-control, bias, cognitive penetration, and representationalist perceptual theories. In my current teaching, I’m thinking about the nature of unconscious cognition. And in my current writing, I’m thinking about how a perception could be epistemically problematic without being inaccurate.
I’m a 2021-2022 Marc Sanders Foundation Philosophy in the Media Fellow.