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I am a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto. I am writing my dissertation on Kant's metaphysics and epistemology of ground, under the supervision of the excellent Nick Stang. In my thesis, I trace a line of thought about the relation between the epistemology and the metaphysics of ground from Wolff to Kant, and argue that this way of thinking about ground is what gives rise to the Antinomies of Pure Reason. I therefore show that an important motivation for Kant's transition to transcendental idealism comes from his views about ground. Along the way, I look at how Kant and his predecessors thought about other interesting issues about ground, including questions of whether there are ungrounded things and whether grounds necessitate their consquences.

In contemporary philosophy, my main research interests are in metaphysics, especially on the various notions of dependence, and how they relate to one another. I am also very interested in anything that can be broadly construed as M&E.

In the history of philosophy, my main research interests are in 18th century German thought (from Leibniz to Kant, including both), especially as it bears on the issues discussed above. I am also generally interested in early modern rationalism and post-Kantian idealism.