I'm Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Research Scholar of Public Philosophy at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida.
I also serve as the Franz Brentano Fellow in the Metaphysics of Mind at the Martin Institute.
My main curiosity: What is it that fundamentally unifies us?
To explore this issue, I develop projects focused on understanding what the nature of consciousness reveals about:
Self What are we?
Knowledge How does our heart and mind connect with reality?
Meaning What makes for a flourishing life?
Technology How can developing technology help or harm us?
God Can we know that God exist and how God relates to us?
I also love robots and Indian food.
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Baylor University - 2020
Dissertation: The Conscious Mind Unified
*Awarded Outstanding Dissertation of the Year
Co-Directors: Timothy O'Connor & Alexander Pruss
Committee: C. Stephen Evans, Todd Buras, and
neuroscientist Charles Weaver III
Baylor University - 2018
MA, Philosophy of Religion & Ethics
Biola University - 2013
University of California, Irvine - 2010
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Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
“Alister McGrath’s Anti-Mind-Body Dualism: Neuroscientific and Philosophical Quandaries for Christian Physicalism.” Trinity Journal. [download]
“The Primacy of the Mental: From Russellian Monism to Substance Dualism.” Philosophia Christi. [download]
“Intentionality Contra Physicalism: On the Mind’s Independence from the Body.” With Dallas Willard. Philosophia Christi.
“The Sanctifying Work of the Holy Spirit: Revisiting Alston’s Interpersonal Model.” With Steve Porter. The Journal of Analytic Theology. [download]
“Responding to N. T. Wright’s Rejection of the Soul.” Heythrop Journal. [download]
“The Argument from Reason, and Mental Causal Drainage: A Reply to van Inwagen.” With Todd Buras. Philosophia Christi.[download]
“Natural Theology, Evidence, and Epistemic Humility.” With Trent Dougherty. European Journal for Philosophy of Religion.
“Who You Could Have Known: Divine Hiddenness, Epistemic Counterfactuals, and the Recalcitrant Nature of Natural Theology.” With Derek McAllister. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion. [download]
“What Does it Mean to Be a Bodily Soul?” With C. Stephen Evans. Philosophia Christi. [download]
“Eternal Life as Knowledge of God: An Epistemology of Knowledge by Acquaintance and Spiritual Formation.” Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care. [download]
“Virtue Formation and The Sanctifying Work of the Holy Spirit.” With Steven L. Porter. Faith and Virtue Formation. Oxford University Press.
“The Plausibility of Property Dualism and the Intelligibility of a Spiritual Substance: A Reply to Churchland.” With J. P. Moreland. Christianity & Science in Dialogue. Routledge.
“Against Emergent Dualism.” The Blackwell Companion to Substance Dualism. Wiley Blackwell. [download]
“Dismantling Bodily Resurrection Arguments Against Mind-Body Dualism.” Christian Physicalism? Rowman & Littlefield.
“Neuroscience, Spiritual Formation, and Bodily Souls: A Critique of Christian Physicalism.” With C. Stephen Evans. Christian Physicalism? Rowman & Littlefield. [download]
Work in Progress
What is Consciousness? An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind. IVP Academic. Forthcoming, 2022.
Substance Dualism: A Contemporary Defense. Co-Author J. P. Moreland.
The Conscious Person Unified
“Enduring Problems for Biological Animalism.” Status: R&R.
“Scattered No More: Phenomenal Consciousness and the Foundations of Epistemic Justification.”
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Accountability as a Relational Virtue. Baylor University, 2020-2021.
Graduate Research Fellow
SCP Science Cross-Training (neuroscience). John Tempelton Foundation, 2018-2019.
Teacher of Record, 2018-2020.
Azusa Pacific University
Adjunct Instructor of Philosophy, 2013-2015.
Adjunct Instructor of Philosophy, 2014-2015.
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Public Facing Philosophy
"The Practice of Discernment: Ignatian Help During a Modern Pandemic." [link]
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The Dualism Archive [link] Coming Soon
The Argument from Consciousness to Theism [link]
Divine Hiddenness [link]
Philosophy & Christian Spiritual Formation [link]