Much of my work involves doing cognitive science to make progress on philosophical problems. I focus on the folk concept of self, especially the notion of a “true self” and its theoretical and normative implications; developing empirical methods to advance experimental philosophy and other areas of social scientific inquiry; and helping people improve at open-minded analytical reasoning and communication. See my Projects page to learn more, and look under Teaching for some work on reasoning and philosophy pedagogy.

After completing my PhD in Philosophy at Princeton University in 2015, I was a postdoc in the Philosophy Department at Princeton and in the Cohen Lab at Princeton Neuroscience Institute. In 2018, I joined the philosophy faculty at Carnegie Mellon University. My CV is available here.