I will be a Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year.
I received my PhD from Harvard University in May 2014. My undergraduate degree is from Davidson College.
My primary research interests are in the metaphysics of science, especially physics. I am particularly interested in whether - and, if so, when and how - premises concerning physical theories may lend support to metaphysical conclusions.
I am happy to supervise postgraduate work in metaphysics and philosophy of science.
Recent and current research topics include: laws of nature, metaphysical and scientific explanation, quantum holism and the metaphysics of quantum mechanics, and reductive realism.
"Schaffer's 'The Action of the Whole'" (Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, forthcoming)
"Quantum Entanglement, Bohmian Mechanics, and Humean Supervenience" (Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 2013).