I am a philosopher, working in early modern philosophy and classical Islamic philosophy. I am primarily interested in philosophical systems, focusing on the intriguing points at which ethics, philosophy of mind, epistemology, and metaphysics interact. Currently, I spend much of my time thinking about four philosophers: Descartes, Leibniz, Ibn Rushd and al-Ghazali.
I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Coastal Carolina University.
I received my Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Pacific Philosophical Quarterly (2018)
Generosity, the Cogito, and the Fourth Meditation
Res Philosophica (2016)
PAPERS IN PROGRESS (Email for Drafts)
A paper on Ibn Rushd's Decisive Treatise
A paper on color in Descartes, with Joseph Gottlieb
A paper on deception in Descartes, with Joseph Gottlieb
A paper on Cartesian scientia
A paper on skepticism in al-Ghazali and Descartes
A paper on the unity of the virtues in Descartes
RECENT TEACHING (Email for Syllabi)
Special Studies Seminar: Islamic Philosophy
Special Studies Seminar: Islamic & Jewish Political Philosophy
Philosophy and Persons