Complete CV (PDF)

Academic Employment

University of Chicago, 2010–present
Assistant Professor of Philosophy


Education

University of Texas at Austin, 2005–2010
Ph.D. Philosophy, supervised by Nicholas Asher and Josh Dever

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, 2001–2005
M.Phil. Philosophy, Logic and Theory of Science

University of Oxford, Oxford, 2003–2004
Visiting Full-Time Undergraduate Student


Research Interests

Areas of Specialization
Philosophy of Language, Philosophical Logic

Areas of Competence
Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, History of Analytic Philosophy, 20th Century Continental Philosophy


Papers

Dynamic Foundations for Deontic Logic, in N. Charlow and M. Chrisman (eds.), Deontic Modality, Oxford University Press, forthcoming

Dynamic Thoughts on Ifs and Oughts, Philosophers' Imprint 14(28): 1–30, 2014

An Update on Epistemic Modals, Journal of Philosophical Logic, forthcoming

Indicative Scorekeeping, Proceedings of the 19th Amsterdam Colloquium: 249–256, 2013

Dynamics of Epistemic Modality, Philosophical Review 122(1): 45–92, 2013

A Remark on Iffy Oughts, Journal of Philosophy 109(7): 449–461, 2012

Realizing What Might Be, Philosophical Studies 153(3): 365–375, 2011

New Surprises for the Ramsey Test, Synthese 176(2): 291–309, 2010

Der Wahrheitsbegriff in Martin Heideggers Sein und Zeit, Philosophisches Jahrbuch 113(1): 78–98, 2006.


Reviews

Review of Epistemic Modality, edited by Brian Weatherson and Andy Egan Philosophical Review 122(4): 641–647, 2013


Refereed Presentations

Advice for Noncognitivists
112th Annual Meeting of the APA Central Division (Symposium)
St. Louis, February 2015

Advice for Noncognitivists
Semantic Content Workshop
Barcelona, November 2014

Another Case for Dynamic Conditionals
PhLiP 2014
Tarrytown, September 2014

A Problem with Thinning
111th Annual Meeting of the APA Central Division (Colloquium)
Chicago, February 2014

Indicative Scorekeeping
19th Amsterdam Colloquium
Amsterdam, December 2013

Contrary-to-Duty Obligations and Dynamic Semantics
USC Deontic Modality Workshop
Los Angeles, May 2013

Deontic Paradoxes from a Dynamic Perspective
Reasoning and Interaction at NASSLLI
Austin, June 2012

Nonmonotonic Thoughts on Conditional Oughts
86th Annual Meeting of the APA Pacific Division (Colloquium)
Seattle, April 2012

New Dynamics for Epistemic Modality
106th Annual Meeting of the APA Eastern Division (Symposium)
New York, December 2009

New Dynamics for Epistemic Modality
9th NYU/Columbia Graduate Student Philosophy Conference
New York, March 2009

New Surprises for the Ramsey Test
36th Annual Meeting of the Society for Exact Philosophy
Laramie, May 2008

Visual Perceptions: A Plea for Simple Contents
82nd Annual Meeting of the APA Pacific Division (Colloquium)
Pasadena, March 2008

Moore + Ramsey ≠ God
3rd Annual USC/UCLA Graduate Philosophy Conference
Los Angeles, February 2008

Negative Existentials and DRT
35th Annual Meeting of the Society for Exact Philosophy
Vancouver, May 2007

In Defense of the Phenomenal Concept Strategy
81st Annual Meeting of the APA Pacific Division (Colloquium)
San Francisco, April 2007

In Defense of the Phenomenal Concept Strategy
MIND 2006
Bristol, UK, June 2006


Selected Comments

On Sven Lauer and Cleo Condoravdi's "The Basic Dynamic Effect of In­ter­rog­a­tive Utterances"
13th Texas Linguistics Society Conference
Austin, June 2012

On Theodore Korzukhin's "Dominance Conditionals and Adams's Thesis"
109th Annual Meeting of the APA Central Division
Chicago, February 2012

On Jon Litland's "An Actualist Theory of Properties"
UT Austin Graduate Philosophy Conference
Austin, April 2009

On Kai von Fintel and Thony Gillies's "Must …Stay …Strong!"
3rd Annual UT/UNAM Conference
Austin, October 2008

On Pedro Stepanenko's "The Pyrrhonean Reports"
2nd Annual UT/UNAM Conference
Mérida, Mexico, October 2007

On Shawn Standefer's "Least Common Denominator"
UT Austin Graduate Philosophy Conference
Austin, April 2007

On Michael Allers's "'Bruce': A Predicate"
UT Austin Graduate Philosophy Conference
Austin, April 2006


Selected Honors and Awards

Faculty Research Initiative on Subjectivity in Language and Thought
(with Chris Kennedy, University of Chicago Linguistics)

Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, Chicago, 2014–17

Franke Institute Fellowship
Franke Institute for the Humanities, Chicago, Academic Year 2013–14

Cogburn Family Foundation Philosophical Prize
University of Texas, Austin, April 2009

University Continuing Fellowship
University of Texas, Austin, Academic Year 2008–9


Teaching

Assistant Professor, University of Chicago
Logic for Philosophy (PHIL 29425/39425), Winter 2015
Human Being & Citizen II (HUMA 12400), Winter 2015
Subjectivity (PHIL 54605 // LING 54605), Autumn 2014
Reference and Description (PHIL 24025/34025), Autumn 2014
Expressivism (PHIL 53341), Winter 2013
Human Being & Citizen II (HUMA 12400), Winter 2013
Dynamic Semantics (PHIL 20721/30721 // LING 20721/30721), Autumn 2012
Conditionals (PHIL 53340), Winter 2012
Meaning and Reference (PHIL 24010/34010), Winter 2012
Elementary Logic (PHIL 20100/30000), Autumn 2011
Human Being & Citizen I (HUMA 12300), Autumn 2011
Non-classical Logic (PHIL 29420/39420), Spring 2011
Meaning Without Truth (PHIL 52020), Winter 2011
Human Being & Citizen II (HUMA 12400), Winter 2011
Introduction to Philosophy of Language (PHIL 28010/38010), Autumn 2010

Instructor, University of Texas at Austin
Introductory Symbolic Logic (PHL 313), Spring 2010
Human Nature (PHL 303), Fall 2009


Memberships

Editorial Board of Semantics and Pragmatics
American Philosophical Association
Society for Exact Philosophy



Last updated - October 2014