I am Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Scripps College, Claremont. Most of my work has been in metaphysics and the philosophy of science. I have further interests in logic, the philosophy of language, and the philosophy of physics. I have a PhD in philosophy from NYU.


Essence (2022). Cambridge University Press. Part of the Elements series. (abstract)


Symmetries and Ground. Forthcoming in Philosophical Studies. (abstract)

The Logic of Contingent Actuality (with Stephan Krämer). Forthcoming in Ergo. (abstract)

The Unity of Science and the Mentaculus. Forthcoming in the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. (abstract)

Maybe Some Other Time (2023), Australasian Journal of Philosophy 101(1): 197–212. (abstract)

Is the Macro Grounded in the Micro? (2023), Philosophical Quarterly 73(1): 105-116. (abstract)

A Substantial Problem for Priority Monism (2023), Ratio 36(4): 347-353. (abstract)

The Difference between Epistemic and Metaphysical Necessity (2021), Synthese 198(6): 1409–1424. (abstract)

Being Someone Else (2020), in Becoming Someone New: Essays on Transformative Experience, Choice, and Change, eds. Enoch Lambert and John Schwenkler, 37-51. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (abstract)

Explanation (2020), in the Routledge Handbook of Metaphysical Grounding, ed. Mike Raven, 121–132. London: Routledge. (abstract)

Essentialist Explanation (2017), Philosophical Studies 174: 2871–2889. (abstract)

Laws and the Completeness of the Fundamental (2016), in Reality Making, ed. Mark Jago, 11–37. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (abstract)

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