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 at the Martin Institute and an EIDOS Fellow
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 do we know reality?
Meaning What makes for a meaningful 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
“Living Accountably: Accountability as a Virtue.” With C. Stephen Evans. International Philosophical Quarterly.
“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.
“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.
Substance Dualism: A New Defense. Co-Author J. P. Moreland.
The Conscious Person Unified: On Subjects of Phenomenal Unity
“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]
The Argument from Reason to Theism [link]
Divine Hiddenness [link]
Philosophy & Christian Spiritual Formation [link]