About Me

I'm a PhD student in philosophy at Purdue University. My primary areas of interest are ethics, philosophy of religion, and epistemology. I have growing interests in philosophy of mind (especially the metaphysics of mind) and cognitive science.

In ethics, much of my work has been on abortion. In a series of articles, I have developed and defended 'the impairment argument', which purports to show that abortion is immoral even if the fetus is not a person [5, 8, 15, 16, 22]. I've also argued that, given fetal personhood, abortion should be illegal [19].

In philosophy of religion, much of my work has been on skeptical theism. Skeptical theism is thought to undermine arguments for atheism including, but not limited to, arguments from evil. I have a series of articles arguing that skeptical theism is true [12] and defending it against various objections [2, 7, 11, 17]. I have also done work on divine hiddenness [4, 18] and the evolutionary argument against naturalism [9, 10].

In epistemology, I am primarily interested in the debate between internalists and externalists about knowledge and in modal epistemology. I have argued that the primary motivation for internalism is unfounded [13].

[Bracketed numbers correspond to articles listed under Publications.]