I have recently joined the Warwick Philosophy Department having previously held a temporary lectureship at the University of Glasgow (2011-2013). Prior to that I was a PhD student at Glasgow where I was supervised by Michael Brady and Martin Smith.
My primary area of research is in moral epistemology, although I have broader interests in the nature and epistemology of perception, intuition and emotion. My previous publications have focused on the prospects for 'perceptual' accounts of moral knowledge. I argue that even if moral perception occurs it does not play an epistemically basic role.
I am currently working on a few things:
- assessing the prospects for self-evidence theories of moral knowledge, and;
- assessing whether the reasons-responsiveness and cognitive permeability of
emotions casts doubt on 'perceptual' models of their nature and epistemology;
- exploring further the epistemological ramifications of cognitive penetration.
- 'Cognitive Penetrability and Ethical Perception' The Review of Philosophy and Psychology (forthcoming)
- Review of Robert Audi's Moral Perception Mind (forthcoming)
- 'Perceptual Intuitionism' Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 87 (1) (2013)
- 'Clarifying Ethical Intuitionism' European Journal of Philosophy 21 (2) 2013
- 'Ethical Intuitionism' Oxford Bibliographies Online (2012)
Works In Progress/Under Review
- 'Evaluative Perception' book proposal for OUP
Teaching and Supervision
I am happy to supervise students in any of the areas related to my research.
I am also the Graduate Professional Development Officer. We are running a series of seminars on Graduate Professional Development. See this link for details of the schedule.