Much of my current research and teaching focuses on cognitive metaphysics: an interdisciplinary approach that combines the study of reality from the metaphysical point of view and the study of the manifest from the perspective of cognitive science. Metaphysicians often seek to discover deep, general truths about the world and to discover facts about the world’s fundamental nature or structure. My research explores questions about causation, time, composition, modality, and the self from a purely philosophical point of view, but also aims to bring contemporary metaphysics into contact with some of the fascinating empirical research on the cognitive processes that representing these features of the world involves.

To get a sense of this approach, have a look at the seminar I co-taught in the spring of 2022: Metaphysics Meets Cognitive Science: Objects, Causation, Time, and Self with Brian Scholl.