Hi.  I'm a Philosopher working in metaphysics and the philosophy of medicine.  My research interests primarily focus on (in metaphysics) Realism/Anti-Realism Debates, Modality, and Essentialism, and (in the philosophy of medicine) the role of convention and classificational schema in defining disease and study populations.  

I am also interested in: 
Meta-metaphysics (especially the relationship between metaphysics, scientific reasoning, and common sense/intuition), 
Epistemology (especially the epistemology of metaphysics, logic, and maths)
The philosophy of logic (especially in relation to the source of logical truth)

I'm also interested in education, how it is, can, and should be done.

To the right you can see me testing for essence empirically, unfortunately (and somewhat predictably) without success.