I'm a third-year PhD student in the philosophy department at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. I'm originally from Nashville. I got my B.A. in philosophy at the University of Tennessee and my M.A. in philosophy at Texas Tech. When a non-philosopher asks me what I'm interested in, I say "ethics". When a philosopher asks me, but I don't have much time to explain, I say "metaethics". But when I really want to get precise about my interests, I say that I'm into the metaphysics and epistemology of normativity, and I've got some side interests in metaphysics (esp. time and causation), and analytic philosophy of religion (esp. all of it).
Outside of philosophy, I play some basketball, watch some football, and hang out with my wife, Laura. We live in Madison, WI and we love it.
Justin Morton and I have a paper forthcoming in a special issue of Res Philosophica on moral non-naturalism (edited by Terence Cuneo). It's called "Parsimony and the Argument from Queerness". We argue that the argument from queerness is a disguised argument from parsimony (a.k.a. Occam's Razor). Then, using the tools of formal epistemology now commonplace in the philosophy of science, we show why that parsimony argument--though plausible at first glance--ultimately fails as a criticism of moral non-naturalism.