My chief research program aims to systematize and to explain Immanuel Kant's views on the inexact sciences — chemistry, psychology, anthropology, and biology — by contextualizing his views with respect to the science of his day. More generally, I am interested in theoretical philosophy and its interplay with mathematics and natural science during the early modern and early analytic periods.

In the classroom, I aim to create inclusive learning environments in which students actively practice and develop skills of critical reasoning, argumentation, and writing.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • B.A.: Philosophy and Mathematics, Macalester College, , 2008 -
  • Ph.D.: Philosophy, University of California, Irvine, , 2014 -


  • Immanuel Kant
  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • History and Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic
  • Early Modern Philosophy