I am a doctoral candidate in philosophy at UMass, Amherst. I research a wide variety of topics from the perspective of an abiding committment to methedological and metaphysical naturalism.
In my dissertation I explore issues relating to the philosophy of well-being, particularly the philosophy of the scientific study of well-being. These issues include the measurement of well-being, the validity of constructs used to define well-being by scientists and others who study well-being empirically, and the proper relation of philosophical theories of well-being to the scientific study of well-being. I am also interested in developing an empirically informed theory of ill-being.
I also conduct research in naturalistic epistemology.
When I'm not working on philosophy you can find me reading an actual, physical newspaper, playing the guitar and other instruments, watching sci-fi tv shows, and listening to the Grateful Dead.