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My research interests center generally on issues in metaphysics, philosophy of language, and logic.

Beginning with a dissertation on necessity and possibility, in different places I have allowed that there are “possible worlds,” and that possible worlds have a certain utility. However, I claim, possible worlds do not ground modal truth. Rather, grounds for modal truth are to be found in the non-modal way ordinary things and properties are. This thesis has pushed me, in recent times, to thinking about grounds more generally. I now see the approach to necessity and possibility as one component of a more general approach to objects—thus the working title of the core project, Properties, Possibilities, and Ordinary Things: Towards the Pleasures of Platonism Without the Pain (working draft).

Publications central to this project (with links for CSUSB access) are,

Related work includes,