Research

My current research is on intervention in the context of causal models. Causal models have enabled a great deal of progress in the metaphysics of causation, as well as in fields as diverse as computer science, epidemiology, sociology, and physics. One of the main uses to which causal models are put is helping us predict the effects of our actions: policy decisions, experimental actions, various pokes and prods that we enact as we try to understand and shape the world. My dissertation attempts to bring this notion of intervention into a larger logic of actions and reasons.

In addition to my work on causal models, I have research interests in the philosophy of R. G. Collingwood, alternative argument structures, and experimental philosophy. Below you can see completed works as well as a list of current research projects.