Scholarship

Front CoverI am a philosopher by training, with a PhD from New York University, where I studied under Thomas Nagel and Sharon Street. My dissertation in metaethics–published in 2016 as The Feeling of Value–won NYU’s Dean’s Outstanding Dissertation Award. I taught for two years as Florence Levy Kay Fellow in Ethics at Brandeis University before leaving academia to pursue my interests in creative writing and cottage farming.

Cover-FinalSince leaving academe, I have become extremely interested in the scientific literature on parapsychology. In March 2019, I published a paper on the epistemic import of psychic-seeming coincidences, and in May 2019 I released my book The Source and Significance of Coincidences, which analyzes the extensive evidence that coincidences are more than just chance events and actually point to a meaningful reality beyond the bounds of current science.

If you are particularly interested in my scholarly work, you can also find me on Academia.edu.

Scholarly Publications

Coincidence or Psi? The Epistemic Import of Spontaneous Cases of Purported Psi Identified Post-Verification,” Journal of Scientific Exploration 33, no. 1 (2019): 9-42.

The Feeling of Value (King George, VA: Dudley & White, 2016).

“What do our intuitions about the experience machine really tell us about hedonism?” Philosophical Studies 151, no. 3 (2010): 331-49.