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I'm an associate professor of philosophy in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Louisiana State University. I received my PhD in philosophy (with a concentration in mathematics) from Cornell University, located in beautiful Ithaca, NY. While at Cornell, I spent a good bit of time in the mathematics department studying logic. I received my BA from the University of Minnesota, where I studied philosophy and mathematics.  My CV is available here.  My Erdös number is 8. My Sabbath number is also 8 (lower if we fudge the criteria a bit). Alas, I have no Bacon number and likely never will. (And in case you’re wondering: yes, that’s really me in the picture--on the main stage at 1st Avenue in Minneapolis for the 1987 Minnesota Music Academy Metal/Hardcore Showcase.)


I work in epistemology, logic, philosophy and foundations of mathematics, and philosophy of science.  I'm particularly concerned with questions in the metaphysics and epistemology of mathematics (especially set theory) and the foundations of philosophical naturalism.  Right now I’m working on a book defending mathematical realism. You can find copies of some of my papers using the navigation menu at the right.



I mainly teach courses in epistemology and logic.  I also periodically teach  courses in philosophy of mathematics, metaphysics, philosophy of language, and philosophy of science.  You can find some student resources, including resources for the two lower-division logic courses I regularly teach (PHIL 1021 and PHIL 2010), using the navigation menu at the right.  

The statements and opinions included in these pages should not be construed as belonging to or being endorsed by Louisiana State University or the LSU Board of Supervisors.