Career Development Fellow in Philosophy at Christ Church, University of Oxford
Welcome to my website! I am a Career Development Fellow in Philosophy at Christ Church, University of Oxford. At Christ Church, I am also the Director of Studies for the undergraduate degrees Mathematics & Philosophy, Computer Science & Philosophy and Psychology, Philosophy & Linguistics.
I did a DPhil (that is, PhD) in Philosophy at the University of Oxford, where I worked under the supervision of Prof Alexander Paseau, Prof Volker Halbach and Dr Wesley Wrigley on a thesis titled 'Neo-Logicism and Gödelian Incompleteness'.
My research is situated at the intersection of logic with adjacent disciplines such as philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of science, epistemology and computer science. I believe many questions of philosophical interest arise here.
‘Reply to Sprenger’s “A Novel Solution to the Problem of Old Evidence”’. Philosophy of Science. https://doi.org/10.1017/psa.2023.92.
‘Neo-Logicism and Gödelian Incompleteness’. Mind 131 (524): 1055–82. Winning entry for the Mind Graduate Essay Prize. https://doi.org/10.1093/mind/fzac044.
‘Deductivism in the Philosophy of Mathematics’ (with Alexander Paseau). In The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/deductivism-mathematics/.
Work in progress
Frege's Concept of Completeness (under Revise & Resubmit)
A Defence of Metaphysical Analyticity with an Application to Neo-Logicism
Naturalness of the Notion of Completeness
Learnings from Large Language Models for the Philosophy of Language
In Trinity Term 2023, I taught a series of lectures on Gödel’s incompleteness theorems, their proof and their philosophical implications at Oxford’s philosophy faculty. The slides are available here.
Tutorials & Classes
Over the last few years, I have also taught classes and tutorials in logic and adjacent areas at Oxford’s philosophy and mathematics faculty.
Classes / Tutorials I regularly teach:
Introductory Logic (1st year course)
Philosophical Logic (3rd year course)
Philosophy of Mathematics (3rd year course)
Philosophy of Language and Logic (3rd year course)
Knowledge & Reality (Epistemology and Metaphysics) (3rd year course)
Frege’s Foundations of Arithmetic (1st year course)
Turing on Computability and Intelligence (1st year course)