Bio and Research Interests
I'm currently a graduate student in philosophy in the philosophy department at Princeton University. Before joining Princeton, I obtained a BA in Philosophy (summa cum laude) and Mathematics (cum laude) from Cornell. My main areas of interest are Kant and other philosophers of the 17th and 18th centuries (especially Leibniz). I also have side interests in philosophy of mind, social philosophy, logic and philosophy of logic, and philosophy of language.
My dissertation concerns the complicated relation between German philosophers Immanuel Kant and Gottfried Leibniz. I argue that Kant's philosophy of mind is closer to Leibniz's than has previously been acknowledged. Nonetheless, Kant's view has a distinctive advantage over Leibniz's: it allows for the formation of true judgements about individuals. Along the way, I provide an account of Kant's elusive notion of an intuition within its historical context in 18th century German philosophy.
I'm a member of Princeton's Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) chapter. If you have any questions about MAP, don't hesitate to reach out!
I'm also currently co-organizing (with Haley Brennan) an upcoming conference on Kant on the Self. Due to COVID-19, this conference has now been postponed and will be held in February 2021.
Outside philosophy, I enjoy playing the drums and listening to jazz. I am also an avid birdwatcher (you can find some of my favorite photos here).