I’m a Birmingham Fellow in Philosophy, focusing on research in metaphysics and philosophy of physics. I also have research interests in epistemology and philosophy of science. My personal webpage is here.
B.A. in Physics & Philosophy (Oxford, 2005)
B.Phil in Philosophy (Oxford, 2007)
D.Phil in Philosophy (Oxford, 2011)
After completing undergraduate and graduate studies at various Oxford colleges, I spent a year and a half in Australia as a post-doc at Monash University, before joining Birmingham in 2012. My doctoral thesis was on the metaphysics of Everettian (many-worlds) quantum mechanics. I have also worked on laws of nature, chance, properties, causation, counterfactuals, and the epistemology of disagreement and of self-locating beliefs. My current research project is on fundamentality in physics and metaphysics. I am also editing a collection of papers on chance and time which will appear with OUP in 2014, and working on a book loosely based on my D.Phil. thesis. I am Philpapers editor for the category 'Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics'.
I have taught metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of language, philosophy of science, Kant, and philosophy of mind. I'm currently re-organizing the philosophy of science provision at Birmingham.
I'm happy to supervise or co-supervise graduates in most areas of metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of science and philosophy of physics.
Chance and Temporal Asymmetry. An edited volume of articles, in production with Oxford University Press, expected September 2014.
Chance and Context. With Toby Handfield. Forthcoming in Chance and Temporal Asymmetry.
Bradley on Chance, Admissibility, and the Mind of God. Discussion of Darren Bradley's reply to my "Everettian Confirmation and Sleeping Beauty".
Everettian Confirmation and Sleeping Beauty. Forthcoming in British Journal for Philosophy of Science.
Objective Probability in Everettian Quantum Mechanics. British Journal for Philosophy of Science 64(4):709-737, 2013.
Schaffer on Laws of Nature. Philosophical Studies 164(3):653-657, 2013.
The Emergent Multiverse: Quantum Theory according to the Everett Interpretation. (Review) Metascience 22(3):583-586, 2013.
Everettian Quantum Mechanics Without Branching Time Synthese 188(1):67-84, 2012.
The Human Story Behind Everettian Quantum Mechanics. (Review) Metascience 21(1):143-146, 2012.
Modality: Metaphysics, Logic and Epistemology. (Review) Australasian Journal of Philosophy 89 (4): 755 - 756, 2011.
Macroscopic Ontology in Everettian Quantum Mechanics. Philosophical Quarterly 61 (243): 363-382, 2011.
Disagreement, Equal Weight and Commutativity. Philosophical Studies 149 (3), 2010.
Disposition-Manifestations and Reference-Frames. Dialectica 63 (4): 591-601, 2009.