I am an associate professor of philosophy at Yale-NUS College. I have two main research projects and a side project.
My first main research project is in philosophy of perception. Here I defend rich pluralism, which says that conscious perception consists of two very different kinds of sensory awareness that are exercised in concert: representational awareness of particulars, and non-representational, partly essence-revealing awareness of sensory qualities.
My second main research project is in epistemology. Here I offer many different arguments for contextualism, which are generally driven by metaphysical considerations rather than linguistic ones. For instance, I argue that contextualism, not invariantism, pairs best with the influential idea that knowledge figures in the best overall theory for explaining behavior at the psychological level.
On the side, I also consider metaphysical questions about the nature of grounding.
In my spare time, I do improv comedy and run role-playing games. My current campaign is a sci-fantasy following a team of androids on a strange planet called Eden. I dance salsa and bachata, too: 2019 mix; 2019 ballroom; 2018 bachata; 2018 salsa.