I am a naturalistic philosopher working at the intersection of philosophy of science, cognitive science, and philosophy of biology. I received a MA from the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom, and a Ph.D. from the University of Utah. I am currently a full time Instructor at Houston Community College.
[AOS] – Philosophy of Science, Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Biology
[AOC] – Experimental Philosophy
My current research focus is on the ontological and epistemological status of theoretical entities. I have developed an argument for doxastic eliminativism based on Wimsatt’s notion of robustness and the related concept of fragility. My other research interests include philosophy of science (theory change, explanation, the role of natural kinds), philosophy of biology (human nature, evolutionary perspectives on human behavior, fitness), other topics in cognitive science (dual-process theory, desires, rationality, neuroscience), and experimental philosophy.