Photo by Michael Lovett.

I am Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Brandeis University. My main research interests lie at the intersection of epistemology, philosophy of mind and ethics. I am also interested in philosophy of action, the nature of reasons, the philosophy of perception, existentialism and the history of modern philosophy. I received my Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley in 2007 and my A.B. from Harvard in 2001. 

You can find out more about me (including my favorite condiment) in my interview for the Blog of the APA.

You can find out more about my work in my interview for 3:AM Magazine.

My paper "Do Reasons Expire? --An Essay on Grief" has just been accepted at Philosophers' Imprint. An updated version will be available soon.

My good friend John Schwenkler and I just won the 2017 Sanders Prize in Philosophy of Mind for our paper, "Intending is Believing: A Defense of Strong Cognitivism."

My book Evidence and Agency: Norms of Belief for Promising and Resolving was published by Oxford University Press in 2015.

Evidence and Agency is the winner of the 2016 Sanders Book Prize. The prize is awarded by the American Philosophical Association to the best book in philosophy of mind, metaphysics or epistemology that engages the analytic tradition published in English in the previous five-year period.

Evidence and Agency also received an honorable mention in the competition for the 2017 APA Book Prize.

The book is currently out of print. However, a paperback edition is forthcoming in March 2018. In the meantime, a few copies are still available on