I am a philosopher specializing in philosophy of science and philosophy of physics. However, my research interests are broad and center on a wide range of areas in philosophy including history of philosophy (ancient and modern), philosophy of mathematics, metaphysics, and ethics. My dissertation concerns the philosophical underpinnings of representation and idealization in science. Special attention is given to so-called "essential" or "uncontrolled" idealizations, and their relation to issues arising in the mathematical platonism, scientific realism, and scientific representation debates. For some recent publications see:
In my free time I enjoy cooking (authentic and traditional cuisines from around the world), reading literature (my current favorites includes Victorian novels, as well as science fiction and fantasy), and playing music (Rock, Bluegrass, Folk). I like to take long walks in the Western Pennsylvanian fall.