I’m a Master’s candidate at Brandeis University working in philosophy.
My research interests lie predominantly in metaphysics and the philosophical foundations of physics. As for the former, I’m drawn to mereological issues concerning composition, location, and the structure of ordinary objects; puzzles of identity (personal identity included); and various issues in meta-ontology. I also have side interests in the ontology of art. Within philosophy of physics, I think mostly about the ontology of space within classical mechanics, specifically the debate between substantivalists and relationalists, as well as the metaphysics of time—especially its direction and asymmetry in thermodynamics.
- “Location and Sort” (down for revisions)
- “A Note on Material Constitution” (email for draft)
- “Realism about Structure” (coming soon)
- “Taking it Personally: Comments on Isabelle Graw’s Concept of Painting,” The Brooklyn Rail, July/August, 2015, pp. 45–47.
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- “Medium-specificity without Modernism” (email for draft)
- “Painting as Painting” (coming soon)