I work primarily in philosophy of mind/language and metaphysics. The two questions that occupy most of my time are: (1) What is the nature of conscious experience? (2) What makes it the case that a representation (linguistic, mental, or other) has the meaning that it does?
These topics have led me to investigate the metaphysical status of consciousness, the physicalim-dualism debate, formulating physicalism, fundamentality, grounding, modality, a priori justification, concepts, and understanding.
Some published papers:
“Fundamentality Physicalism”, forthcoming in Inquiry.
“Spatial Functionalism, Vision Science, and the Case Against Global Skepticism”, forthcoming in Analytic Philosophy. Co-authored with EJ Green (MIT).
"Mastering Mary", forthcoming in American Philosophical Quarterly.
“Modal Rationalism and the Demonstrative Reply to the Scrutability Argument Against Physicalism”, Synthese, 2019.
"Grounding the Gaps or Bumping the Rug? On Explanatory Gaps and Metaphysical Methodology", forthcoming in Journal of Consciousness Studies.
"Toward a Theory of Concept Mastery: The Recognition View", Erkenntnis, 2018.
"Grounding Orthodoxy and the Layered Conception", in Reality and Its Structure (eds. Ricki Bliss and Graham Priest), Oxford University Press, 2018.
"Well-Founding Grounding Grounding", The Journal of Philosophical Logic 2015. Co-authored with Brian Rabern (Edinburgh).
"Conceptual Mastery and the Knowledge Argument", Philosophical Studies, 54: 125-147, 2011.
"Full-Blooded Reference", Philosophica Mathematica, 15 (3): 357-365, 2007.
"Physicalism" (book review) Australasian Journal of Philosophy 89 (3): 562-566, 2011.
Some unpublished papers:
Comments are welcome. Some of these are currently under review.