Ph.D., Princeton University, 1983
Appointed at UMass:
Prior Teaching Appointments:
Yale University, 1981-9
University of Notre Dame, 1980-1.
Areas of Interest:
Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of
Mathematics, Mathematical and Philosophical Logic.
Ongoing paper projects on modality, truth, identity over time, objective
chance, and structuralism in mathematics.
"Absolute Actuality and the Plurality of Worlds", John Hawthorne
(ed.), Philosophical Perspectives 2006, Metaphysics (Oxford: Blackwell), 2008
"Island Universes and the Analysis of Modality", in G. Preyer, F. Siebelt
(eds.), Reality and Humean Supervenience: Essays on the Philosophy of David
Lewis, Rowman and Littlefield, Jan., 2001.
"Isolation and Unification: The Realist Analysis of Possible Worlds", Philosophical Studies 84 (1996), 225-238.
"The Fabric of Space: Intrinsic Vs. Extrinsic Distance Relations," Midwest
Studies in Philosophy 18, French, Uehling, and Wettstein (eds.), University
of Notre Dame Press (1993), 271-294.
"Plenitude of Possible Structures," The Journal of Philosophy 88
(November, 1991), 607-619.
"Quantified Modal Logic and the Plural De Re," Contemporary Perspectives
in the Philosophy of Language, II, Midwest Studies in Philosophy 14,
French, Uehling, and Wettstein (eds.), University of Notre Dame Press
"Reducing Possible Worlds to Language," Philosophical Studies 52
"Prudence," The Journal of Philosophy 77 (July, 1980),