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I am a PhD candidat
e at the University of Toronto. I am writing my dissertation on Kant's metaphysics and epistemology of ground, under the supervision of Nick Stang. In my dissertation, I argue that close attention to Kant's thinking about ground can help us better understand Kant's motivations for transcendental idealism. In my dissertation, I argue that both of Kant's arguments for transcendental idealism (the direct argument in the Aesthetic, and the indirect argument in the Antinomy) ought to be understood in the context of 18th century thinking about ground.

In contemporary philosophy, my main research interests are in metaphysics, especially on the various notions of dependence and fundamentality. As of late, much of my interest has been on the relationship between fundamentality and dependence on the one hand, and truth on the other.

In the history of philosophy, my main research interests are in the German philosophical tradition from Leibniz to Kant (including both). I also am generally interested in both early modern rationalism and post-Kantian German Idealism.