I am a current PhD student in philosophy at University at Buffalo (SUNY). I hold an MA in philosophy from Western Michigan University (2017), and an MA in religion from Westminster Theological Seminary (2014). I also hold a BA in philosophy and in psychology from Central Michigan University (2010).
My research focuses on early modern philosophy (typically 1625-1750), especially metaphysics. My dissertation under progress focuses on John Sergeant and George Berkeley’s attempts to solve the problems of universals and individuation. I argue that Sergeant’s realism can avoid problems that typical realists and nominalists face. With neither nostalgia nor an appeal to novelty, I regard highly the dictum we must look back to move forward (a la MacIntyre). All the while, I am sympathetic to an antiquarian approach to the history of philosophy (a la Garber). I also do research in biomedical ethics and in applied ontology. For example, in the Informed Consent Ontology.
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