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I am Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Siena College. My work is at the intersection of epistemology and cognitive science, and focuses primarily on philosophical cognition, or how our minds work when we think about philosophical issues. I have worked on the instability of philosophical intuition and its methodological consequences, the role that contextual and pragmatic considerations play in folk knowledge attribution, the role that case structural features and framing effects play in the epistemology of disagreement, and the role that cognitive dispositions and situational factors play in shaping how we respond to cognitive diversity. I also have broad interests in cognitive neuroscience, especially what lessons work at the intersection of ethics and cognitive neuroscience might have for the cognitive neuroscience of epistemology. I published my first book, Experimental Philosophy: An Introduction, in the summer of 2012, and am currently working on a second book on the philosophical implications of experimental philosophy.

Degree Program University
Ph.D. Philosophy Indiana University
M.A. Philosophy University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
B.A. Philosophy and English Literature Marquette University

My Professional Experience

Year Title University
2019 - Now Professor Siena College
2014 - 2019 Associate Professor Siena College
2008 - 2014 Assistant Professor Siena College

Articles & Book Reviews

  • Framing how we think about disagreement.
    Philosophical Studies
    2018
  • Review of Moral Judgments as Educated Intuitions
    Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
    2017
  • The challenges involved with going negative.
    Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research
    2017
  • Constitutional crises: how understanding constitutive elements in science can help us better understand the nature of conceptual change in science.
    Metascience
    2016
  • Review of Experimental Philosophy and Its Critics
    Teaching Philosophy
    2014
  • Putting the Trolley in Order: Experimental Philosophy and the Loop Case
    Philosophical Psychology
    2012
  • Restrictionism & Reflection: Challenge Deflected, or Simply Redirected?
    The Monist
    2012
  • Accentuate the Negative
    Review of Philosophy and Psychology
    2010
  • Are Philosophers Expert Intuiters?
    Philosophical Psychology
    2010
  • Competence: What's In? What's Out? Who Knows?
    Behavioral and Brain Sciences
    2010
  • Is Experimental Philosophy Philosophically Significant?
    Philosophical Psychology
    2010
  • The Instability of Philosophical Intuitions: Running Hot and Cold on Truetemp
    Philosophy and Phenomenological Research
    2008
  • Analytic Epistemology and Experimental Philosophy
    Philosophy Compass
    2007
  • Review of Marc Lange, Natural Laws in Scientific Practice
    Philosophy of Science
    2004

Awards & Distinctions

  • Raymond Kennedy Excellence in Scholarship Award
    Category: Research
    Siena College, 2018
  • Summer Pedagogy Fellowship
    Category: Teaching
    Siena College, 2016
  • Summer Research Fellowship
    Category: Research
    Siena College, 2015
  • Summer Research Fellowship
    Category: Research
    Siena College, 2013
  • The Science of Intellectual Humility Project
    Category: Research
    John Templeton Foundation, 2013
  • Curriculum Diversification Fellowship
    Category: Teaching
    Siena College, 2010
  • Summer Research Fellowship
    Category: Research
    Siena College, 2009
  • Society for Philosophy and Psychology Poster Prize
    Category: Research
    The Society for Philosophy and Psychology, 2008

Books & Book Chapters

  • Epistemology for the Rest of the World
    Oxford University Press
    2018
  • A Companion to Experimental Philosophy
    Wiley-Blackwell
    2016
  • Advances in Experimental Philosophy and Philosophical Methodology
    Bloomsbury
    2016
  • Advances in Experimental Epistemology
    Continuum Press
    2014
  • Current Controversies in Experimental Philosophy
    Routledge
    2014
  • Die Experimentelle Philosophie in der Diskussion
    Suhrkamp Verlag
    2014
  • Experimental Philosophy Volume 2
    Oxford University Press
    2014
  • Intuitions
    Oxford University Press
    2014
  • Experimental Philosophy and Its Critics
    Routledge Press
    2012
  • Experimental Philosophy and Its Critics
    Routledge Press
    2012
  • Experimental Philosophy: An Introduction
    Polity Press
    2012

Presentations

  • Commentary on Max Deutsch's The Myth of the Intuitive
    2018
    American Philosophical Organization, Pacific Division Meeting, San Diego, California
  • Salient Alternatives in Perspective
    2018
    Buffalo X-Phi Conference, Buffalo, New York
  • Salient Alternatives in Perspective
    2018
    The Society for Philosophy and Psychology, University of Michigan, Michigan
  • The epistemic benefits of cognitive diversity
    2017
    Bled Philosophical Conference, Bled, Slovenia
  • Experimental philosophy meets philosophy of science
    2016
    Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice, Glassboro, New Jersey
  • Framing how we think about disagreement
    2016
    The Society for Philosophy and Psychology, University of Texas, Texas
  • On second thought: Why the reflection defense doesn't work
    2016
    The Society for Philosophy and Psychology, University of Texas, Texas
  • Case Structure and the Epistemology of Disagreement
    2015
    Intellectual Humility: Its Nature, Value, and Implications, Fuller Theological Seminary, California
  • Case Structure and the Epistemology of Disagreement
    2015
    Science of Intellectual Humility Capstone Conference, Avalon, Catalina Island, California
  • Infallibilism, Skepticism, and Cultural Differences
    2015
    American Philosophical Association Central Division, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Pernicious Stipulation
    2015
    Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Duke University, North Carolina
  • Salience Effects and the Limits of Epistemic Contextualism
    2015
    Buffalo X-Phi Conference, Buffalo, New York
  • Case Structure and the Epistemology of Disagreement
    2014
    Buffalo X-Phi Conference, University At Buffalo, New York
  • Case Structure and the Epistemology of Disagreement
    2014
    Center for Philosophy of Science Lunchtime Colloquium, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Infallibilism, Skepticism, and Cultural Differences
    2014
    The Society for Philosophy and Psychology, University of British Columbia, Canada-British Columbia
  • Salience and Epistemic Egocentrism: An Empirical Study
    2014
    Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Charleston, South Carolina
  • Salience and Epistemic Egocentrism: An Empirical Study
    2013
    Buffalo X-Phi Conference, University At Buffalo, New York
  • Salience and Epistemic Egocentrism: An Empirical Study
    2013
    Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Brown University, Rhode Island
  • The Challenge of Sticking with Intuitions Through Thick and Thin
    2011
    American Philosophical Organization, Pacific Division Meeting, San Diego, California
  • The Challenge of Sticking with Intuitions Through Thick and Thin
    2011
    Marist College Departmental Colloquium, Poughkeepsie, New York
  • The Challenge of Sticking with Intuitions Through Thick and Thin
    2011
    Metro Experimental Research Group, CUNY/NYU, New York
  • The Challenge of Sticking with Intuitions Through Thick and Thin
    2011
    The Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada-Quebec
  • The Challenge of Sticking with Intuitions Through Thick and Thin
    2011
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Departmental Colloquium, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
  • The Challenge of Sticking with Intuitions Through Thick and Thin
    2011
    York University Departmental Colloquium, York University, Canada
  • Putting the Trolley in Order: Experimental Philosophy and the Loop Case
    2010
    Metro Experimental Research Group, NYU, New York
  • Putting the Trolley in Order: Experimental Philosophy and the Loop Case
    2010
    Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Lewis and Clark College, Oregon
  • The Challenge of Sticking with Intuitions Through Thick and Thin
    2010
    Florida International University Departmental Colloquium, Miami, Florida
  • Unstable Intuitions and Need For Cognition
    2008
    The Society for Philosophy and Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania
  • Commentary on S. Matthew Liao's 'A Defense of Intuitions'
    2007
    American Philosophical Organization, Pacific Division Meeting, San Francisco, California
  • The Instability of Philosophical Intuitions
    2006
    Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Charleston, South Carolina
  • The Instability of Philosophical Intuitions
    2006
    The Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri