I am an associate professor of philosophy at Yale-NUS College.
My main research project is to defend the pluralist theory of perception. On this theory, when I see an orange mango, my perception consists of two importantly different kinds of awareness, exercised in concert.
First, I deploy a successful singular representation of the mango and its instances of orange. This explains various differences between perception and hallucination. Second, I am non-representationally aware of the universal orange itself, in a way that reveals part -- but not all -- of its essence. This explains various similarities between perception and hallucination.
I also have some side projects. One is to consider questions about grounding and fundamentality. Another is to offer a reductive theory of normativity, with emphasis on epistemic normativity. On my telic internalist view, any subject's having a foundational reason to φ is grounded primarily in her having a final personal aim of φ-ing. Roughly, whether this aim is conative or cognitive then determines whether the foundational reason is practical or epistemic.
In my spare time, I dance salsa and bachata. Here are some of my performances: 2019 mix; 2019 ballroom; 2018 bachata; 2018 salsa.