I work at MIT, in the department of Philosophy and Linguistics. My research focuses on metaphysics, decision theory, and philosophy of language. Here's my CV, and below are some of my papers:
Is Nonfundamental Existence Relative?
Truth, Relativism, and the Objective Epistemic Ought. Draft.
Relativity in a Fundamentally Absolute World — Forthcoming in Philosophical Perspectives ...in which I argue (a) that some facts fail to supervene on the fundamental facts and (b) that facts can fail to supervene on the fundamental facts just if relative.
Intrinsically Desiring the Vague — Forthcoming in Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society ...in which I argue that it is rational to intrinsically desire the vague if there are vague propositions.
Rational Monism and Rational Pluralism — Philosophical Studies (2021) 178: 1769-2000 ...in which I develop a pluralistic approach to rational choice, which can handle both Newcomb problems and unstable problems.
An Argument Against Causal Decision Theory — Analysis (2021) 81: 52-61 ...in which I argue that agents who embody causal decision theory violate a true principle of rational preference—the Guaranteed Principle.
Why Take Both Boxes? (w/ Ian Wells) — Philosophy & Phenomenological Research (2019) 99: 27-48. ...in which we criticize the standard argument for two-boxing by arguing that agents are sometimes rationally required to choose causally dominated options, and then develop an alternative, superior argument for two-boxing. Able to Do the Impossible — Mind (2017) 126: 465-96. ...in which I argue that an agent might be able to do an action, even though it is metaphysically impossible for the agent to do the action.
Disagreement and Attitudinal Relativism — Mind (2016) 125: 511-39. ...in which I argue that truth relativists should accept a relativistic conception of belief, on which beliefs aim, not at truth, but at truth-at-some-contexts.
Relativity and Degrees of Relationality — Philosophy & Phenomenological Research (2016) 92: 432-59. ...in which I distinguish various forms of metaphysical relativism and argue for the viability of a particular radical form.