I am presently an associate lecturer in the Philosophy Department of the University of St Andrews. I am also an associate member of the LanCog research group.
I did my PhD in Philosophy at the Arché Research Centre, University of St Andrews. During my PhD I was very fortunate to be supervised by Stephen Read and Gabriel Uzquiano and to have Bob Stalnaker and Aaron Cotnoir as my examiners. Before going to St Andrews I did an MSc in Logic at the ILLC, University of Amsterdam.
My research is mainly in metaphysics, logic and the philosophy of language. My dissertation was on the metaphysics of modality, specifically, on the interaction between metaphysical modality and higher-order quantification. I have also worked on the semantics of 'knowing wh-' constructions, proof theoretic stability, hylomorphic mereology and the normativity of logic.
My current research project is on theoretical equivalence. Some physical theories have been alleged to be equivalent, the same being true of theories in biology, metaphysics and many other areas of inquiry. Yet, it remains unclear what it takes for theories to be equivalent. Even though it has been acknowledged that the intentions of theorists play a role in theoretical equivalence, so far investigation on theoretical equivalence has focused on the logical/mathematical properties of theories. My project fills this gap by inquiring the way in which theoretical equivalence is a function of both the intentions and representational conventions of theorists and the mathematical properties of theories.