My area of speciality is the philosophy of language. I study natural language and how we use it to circulate information. Topics of current interest include discourse structure, the speech act of assertion, linguistic deception (e.g. lying, misleading), propositional anaphora, the semantics and pragmatics of declarative sentences, the meaning/force interface, multidimensional semantics, and hedging. My areas of competence include metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of science.
- (In preparation). Unstructured content (edited with Andy Egan and Dirk Kindermann). Oxford University Press.
- (forthcoming). Propositional anaphors. Philosophical Studies.
- (2018). Contrast and constitution. Philosophical Quarterly 68 (270):158-174.
- (2015). Humean laws and circular explanation (with Michael Hicks). Philosophical Studies 172 (2):433-443.
- (In preparation). Assertoric data. Assertion: Foundational Issues. (eds.) M. Simion, H. Cappelen.
- (forthcoming). Testimony and grammatical evidentials. Routledge Handbook of Social Epistemology. (eds.) M. Fricker, P. Graham, D. Henderson, N. Pedersen, J. Wyatt. Routledge.
- (forthcoming). Hedged assertion (with Matthew Benton). Oxford Handbook of Assertion. (ed.) S. Goldberg. Oxford University Press.
- (2013). Teaching philosophy through Lincoln-Douglas debate (with Jacob Nebel, Ryan Davis, Ben Holguin). Teaching Philosophy 36.3: 271-289.