Research

My book project, Knowing Our Limits, is forthcoming with Oxford University Press. Here are a few of my published papers. (A full CV in PDF is available here.)

“Epistemic Trespassing”, Forthcoming, Mind [+]
See pre-print version.
“The Soritical Centipede” (with Terry Horgan), Forthcoming, Nous [+]

Co-authored with Terry Horgan.

pre-print version to be posted soon.

“Is Epistemic Permissivism Intuitive?”, Forthcoming, American Philosophical Quarterly [+]
See pre-print version.
“Implicit Racial Bias and Epistemic Pessimism” (with Charles Lassiter), 2017, Philosophical Psychology [+]

Co-authored with Charles Lassiter.

See pre-print version.

“Verbal Disagreement and Philosophical Skepticism”, 2016, Australasian Journal of Philosophy [+]
See partial pre-print version. Abstract: Many philosophers have suggested that disagreement is good grounds for scepticism. One response says that disagreement-motivated skepticism can be mitigated to some extent by the thesis that philosophical disputes are often verbal, not genuine. I consider the implications of this anti-sceptical strategy, arguing that it trades one kind of scepticism for others. I conclude with suggestions for further investigation of the epistemic significance of the nature of philosophical disagreement.
“The Significance of Unpossessed Evidence”, 2015, The Philosophical Quarterly [+]
See pre-print version. Abstract: By reflecting on evidence we do not have, we gain insight into the epistemic status of beliefs concerning difficult and disputed matters. The argument offers a novel kind of skeptical challenge, because awareness of unpossessed evidence sometimes undermines rational belief.
“Debunking Biased Thinkers (Including Ourselves)”, 2015, Journal of the American Philosophical Association [+]
See official version.
“David Foster Wallace on the Good Life” (with Justin Tosi) (invited), 2015, Freedom and the Self: Essays on the Philosophy of David Foster Wallace [+]

Editors: S. Cahn and M. Eckert (Columbia UP)

See penultimate draft.

Co-authored with Justin Tosi.

“Does Luck Have a Place in Epistemology?”, 2014, Synthese [+]
See pre-print version.
“Counterfactual Philosophers”, 2014, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research [+]
See pre-print version.
“Knockdown Arguments”, 2014, Erkenntnis [+]
See pre-print version.
“Schaffer’s Demon” (with Ian Evans), 2013, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly [+]

See pre-print version.

Co-authored with Ian Evans.

“Moral Intuitionism Defeated?” (with Joshua Thurow), 2013, American Philosophical Quarterly [+]

See pre-print version.

Co-authored with Joshua Thurow.

“Conciliationism and Uniqueness” (with E.J. Coffman), 2012, Australasian Journal of Philosophy [+]

See pre-print version.

Co-authored with E.J. Coffman.

“The Problem of Historical Variability” (invited), 2012, Disagreement and Skepticism [+]

Editor: D. Machuca (Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy), pp. 239-259

See pre-print version.

“Assurance and Acquaintance”, 2012, Philosophical Studies [+]

Publication 161.3, pp. 421431.

See pre-print version.

“Luck and Interests”, 2012, Synthese [+]

Publication 185.3, pp. 319-334.

See pre-print version.

“Anti-luck Epistemology, Pragmatic Encroachment, and True Belief”, 2011, Canadian Journal of Philosophy [+]
See pre-print version.
“Uniqueness, Evidence, and Rationality” (with E.J. Coffman), 2011, Philosophers’ Imprint [+]

Publication 11.18, pp. 1-13.

See pre-print version.

Co-authored with E.J. Coffman.

“Sosa’s Dream” (with Ian Evans), 2010, Philosophical Studies [+]

Publication 140.2, pp. 249-252.

See pre-print version.

Co-authored with Ian Evans.

“Augustine on Testimony” (with Peter King), 2009, Canadian Journal of Philosophy [+]

Publication 39.2, pp. 195-214.

See pre-print version.

Co-authored with Peter King.