Location: 06, Near the coffee room (joke—I don’t know my office number), Building G
Areas: history of analytic philosophy (especially postwar British philosophy of mind, aesthetics, and moral philosophy), metaphilosophy, philosophy of creativity, philosophy of literature, philosophy of education.
Topics: philosophical methodology; perfectionism; moral teaching and learning; love; inspiration; imagination; moral perception; particularism; moral realisms; self-deception.
Authors: Iris Murdoch; John Wisdom; Gilbert Ryle; Ludwig Wittgenstein, R. G. Collingwood; Cora Diamond; John McDowell.
2015-2021: Doctorate Degree (Philosophy), Queen’s University (Kingston)
- Dissertation: Iris Murdoch's Philosophical Methodology, 1950–1961: Philosophy on the Borders of Literature and Politics
- Supervisor: David Bakhurst; Committee Members: Rachael Wiseman, Stephen Leighton, Paul Fairfield, and Tracy Ware
2013-2014: Master’s Degree (Philosophy), Queen’s University (Kingston)
- Thesis title: Perceptual Intuitionism without Ethical Perception (Supervisor: David Bakhurst)
2008-2012: Honours Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy)
- Peer-reviewed Article (published, 2020). “The Case of M and D in Context: Iris Murdoch, Stanley Cavell, and Moral Teaching and Learning,” Journal of Philosophy of Education 54: pp. 425–448.
- Peer-reviewed Article (forthcoming). “Teaching, Learning, and Philosophizing as Metaphysical Animals,” Journal of Philosophy of Education.
- Manuscript (in progress). Practical Metaphysics: A Guide to Iris Murdoch’s Early Philosophy, Palgrave MacMillan.
- Article (in progress). “Paradox and Discovery: Iris Murdoch, John Wisdom, and the Practice of Linguistic Philosophy.”
- “On Feeling the Puzzle: Murdoch and Wisdom on The Concept of Mind” Tenth International Iris Murdoch Conference (June 24–26 2022, University of Chichester).
- “Iris Murdoch and Philosophical Method” British Society for the History of Philosophy Annual Conference (April 21-23 2021, Durham University).
- “Iris Murdoch, Philosopher of Mind?: Iris Murdoch Society Centenary Conference (July 13–15 2019, St. Anne’s College, Oxford).
- “How Iris Murdoch does Moral Philosophy” Canadian Philosophical Association Annual Congress (June 1–4 2019, University of British Columbia, Vancouver)
- “Education, Autonomy, and the Social in Murdoch and McDowell” Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain Annual Conference (March 23-25 2018, New College, Oxford)
- “Education, Autonomy, and ‘Motivation’: Bildung De-Intellectualized” Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain Annual Conference (March 25-27 2017, New College, Oxford)
- “John Wisdom and Iris Murdoch’s Therapeutic Philosophy of Mind” (November 17 2021, Philosophy of Psychiatry Research Group, Queen’s University).
- “On Rediscovering a Sense of the Density of Our Lives: Literature, Philosophy, and Iris Murdoch’s Account of the Sublime” (February 10 2021 (Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain, Research Seminar Series).
Awards, Grants, and Scholarships
- 2022, C. G. Prado Dissertation Prize
- 2017–2020, Joseph-Armand Bombardier Graduate Scholarship—Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
- 2016–2017, Ontario Graduate Scholarship
- 2015–2016, William C. Leggett Graduate Fellowship
- 2015, George MacBeth Milligan Fellowship
- Lecturer (September 2021–May 2022; Department of Philosophy, Carleton University (Ottawa)). Undergraduate courses taught: Introduction to Philosophy of Mind, Personal Identity and the Self; Postgraduate seminar taught: Iris Murdoch and Philosophical Behaviourism.
- Teaching Fellow (September 2018–May 2021; Department of Philosophy, Queen’s University (Kingston)). Undergraduate Course Taught: Philosophy of Mind; Life, Death and Meaning.
Workshops and Conferences Organized
- 2021, Workshop: “The Difficulty of Reality and the Difficulty of Philosophy: Murdoch and Diamond in Conversation”, Queen’s University (online).
- 2019, International Conference: “Murdochian Perspectives on Moral Philosophy”, Queen’s University.
- 2017, International Conference: “Teaching and Learning: Metaphysical Epistemic and Ethical Issues”, Queen’s University.
- 2016, Workshop: “Philosophy and Indigeneity: A Department of Philosophy Equity and Diversity Committee Event”, Queen’s University.