I am interested in the relationships between the questions philosophers ask, the (stated or implicit) goals of their inquiries, and the methods they use to reach those goals. I am especially interested in the roles ‘intuition’ is asked to play in various philosophical arguments. I am also interested in the relationship between philosophical methods and the methods employed by other disciplines. For example, what distinguishes a philosophical question from a scientific question? How might the methods of social science shed light on traditionally philosophical questions? What are the relationships between religious, aesthetic and philosophical ways of knowing?
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“Surveys and Arguments”, presented as part of a Symposium on Experimental Philosophy at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Florida Philosophical Association at the University of Central Florida.
“Devitt’s Dilemma: The Troubled Relationship Between Philosophical Theories and Theory-Laden Intuitions”, presented at the 2012 Joint Meeting of the North Carolina Philosophical Society and the South Carolina Society for Philosophy at Elon University.
“Experimental Philosophy: The Appearance of Naturalism and The Assumption of Competence”, presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the Mississippi Philosophical Association at Mississippi State University.
“Three Conditions for the Success of Naturalistic Theories of Intuition” presented at the 2010 Midsouth Philosophy Conference at The University of Memphis
“Intuitions and Expertise: A Dreyfusian Response to Michael Devitt” accepted for presentation at the 2008 Berkeley Stanford Davis Graduate Student Conference
“Intuitions and Expertise” presented at the 2008 City University of New York Graduate Student Philosophy Conference
“Intuition Calibration: What Epistemology Can Learn From Aesthetics” presented at the 2005 University of Washington Graduate Student Conference in Epistemology and The Philosophy of Mind
Comments on Kevin Tobia’s “Expert Intuition” presented at the 2012 Meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology at The University of Colorado at Boulder
Comments on Jonathan Weinberg’s “Humans as Instruments; or The Inevitability of Experimental Philosophy” presented at the 2010 Midsouth Philosophy Conference at The University of Memphis
Comments on Jonathan Ichikawa’s “Intuitions and Begging the Question” presented at San Jose State University 2008