I am a Visiting Assistant Professor in Philosophy at the University of Iowa. I started in philosophy in junior high by reading Plato’s Republic on a road trip to Houston. I later took symbolic logic as a college freshman and fell in love with the subject. I committed shortly thereafter to the lifelong study of philosophy.
I specialize in metaphysics, history of analytic philosophy, philosophy of logic, and philosophy of mathematics. My unifying research question is What is logic? In developing an answer to this question, I leverage the logic-first, logic-last framework for philosophical research known as logical atomism, whose paradigmatic form and practice is given by Whitehead and Russell’s 1910 Principia Mathematica. As a logical atomist, I philosophize with the example that Principia set for us firmly in mind.