About me

I am Associate Professor of Philosophy at Simon Fraser University, having previously held positions at the Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature (CSMN), Claremont McKenna College, and the Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO). I have wide-ranging interests in philosophy, including

  • the intersection of philosophy of language (linguistics) and mind (psychology), 
  • political philosophy (especially international law and politics, including global justice and just war theory). 
  • epistemology (including testimony, disagreement, language comprehension, and social prejudice). 
  • the history of philosophy. 
My most recent work has appeared in venues such as Journal of Philosophy,Mind & LanguagePhilosophical Studies, Politics, ErkenntnisThoughtInquiry, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, and Philosophy Compass.  

Contact: You can get in touch with me by email by clicking here

CV: You can download my current CV in pdf format by clicking here.

           Breaking news

June 2017: "Evidential Preemption" in Berlin!
April 2017:  "Evidential Preemption" at the Pacific APA!

March 2017: Presenting "On Deafness, Language Delay, and Theory of Mind Development" at SFU's Defining Cognitive Science speaker series.

January 2017: "Perceptual Expansion under Cognitive Guidance: Lessons from Language Processing" forthcoming in Mind & Language!

October 2016: "Evidential Preemption" at the WCPA!

August 2016: "Language from the Ground Up: A Study of Homesign Communication" forthcoming in Erkenntnis!

August 2016: Travelling to Oslo to present "Succeeding at Communication but Failing at False Belief Tasks: On Deafness, Language Delay, and Theory of Mind Development" at conference on the role of intentions in communication.

January 2016: Sourcebook in the History of Philosophy of Language (Margaret Cameron, Benjamin Hill, Rob Stainton, eds.) out now, featuring my introductions to Stoicism and Epicureanism.

November 2015: "Deranging the Mental Lexicon" out now in Inquiry.

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