I'm an assistant professor of philosophy at Tufts University. I received my PhD in philosophy from MIT in 2008. Most of my research is in the philosophy of language and formal semantics, but I'm also interested in the philosophy of mind, metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophical logic. Along with Ariel Goldberg, I direct the Linguistics Minor at Tufts, and I teach a number of courses related to this, including Syntactic Theory, Semantics, Philosophy of Language, and Modal Logic.

Papers and book reviews

  1. Quantification and Epistemic Modality
    Forthcoming in the Philosophical Review.
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  2. Relational Semantics and Domain Semantics for Epistemic Modals
    2018. Journal of Philosophical Logic 47(1): 1-16. (Published online in 2016.)
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  3. Aboutness and Justification
    2017. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 95(3): 371-377.
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  4. Names in Fiction
    2017. Theoretical Linguistics 43(1-2): 61-70
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  5. Review of John MacFarlane, Assessment Sensitivity: Relative Truth and Its Applications.
    2016. Philosophical Review 125(3): 439-447.
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  6. Imagination and the Self
    2016. In A. Kind (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Imagination, Routledge.
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  7. What is the Problem of De Se Attitudes?
    2016. In M. Garcia-Carpintero and S. Torre (eds.),
    About Oneself: De Se Attitudes and Communication, Oxford University Press.
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  8. On Recanati's Mental Files
    2015. Inquiry 58(4): 368-377.
    local file | DOI: 10.1080/0020174X.2014.883751
  9. Taste Predicates and the Acquaintance Inference
    2014. Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 24: 290-309. 24.
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  10. Self-Location and Other-Location
    2013. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 87(2):301-331.
    local file | DOI: 10.1111/phpr.12051
  11. Counterfactual Attitudes and Multi-Centered Worlds
    2012. Semantics and Pragmatics 5(5):1-57.
    DOI: 10.3765/sp.5.5
  12. Propositions, Semantic Values, and Rigidity
    2012. Philosophical Studies 158(3): 401-413.
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  13. Review of Robin Jeshion (ed.), New Essays on Singular Thought.
    2011. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
  14. Review of Stephen Yablo, Thoughts: Philosophical Papers, Vol. I.
    2011. Protosociology.
  15. Semantics and the Objects of Assertion
    2010. Linguistics and Philosophy 33(5): 355-380.
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  16. De Se Attitudes: Ascription and Communication
    2010. Philosophy Compass 5(7): 551-567.
    link | DOI: 10.1111/j.1747-9991.2010.00290.x
  17. Persistence and the First-Person Perspective
    2009. Philosophical Review 118(4): 425-464.
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  18. Two Puzzles About Deontic Necessity
    2005. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics 51: 149-178.

Other work

  1. Imagination, Content, and the Self
    2008. PhD dissertation, MIT.
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  2. Illusions of Influence in Newcomb's Problem
    2006. Unpublished manuscript.
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