News

2015

Presentation: “An Attitude towards a Soul: Wittgenstein on Belief in Other Minds”, Xth National / VIIth International Wittgenstein Symposium: Wittgenstein, Knowledge and Skepticism, Campinas, Brazil

Publication: Review of Chon Tejedor’s book The Early Wittgenstein on Metaphysics, Natural Science, Language and Value published in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (Link).

2014

Research Project: I’ll be taking part in a research project on Cognitive Science at the University of Helsinki, including two workshops and a conference over the coming months.

Presentation: “Ethics without Propositions”, University of Bergen, May 8th.

Research Fellowship: I’ll be spending the summer as a Leiv Eiriksson Research Fellow at the University of Bergen, Norway, working on my Wittgenstein Dictionary and related papers.

Promotion: I’m now Associate Professor of Philosophy at Providence College.

2013

Research Fellowship: I’ve been awarded a Leiv Eiriksson Research Fellowship from the Research Council of Norway to spend the summer of 2014 working at the University of Bergen.

Presentation: “Eliminating Ethics”, Providence College (November).

Presentation: “Eliminating Ethics”, at The Wittgenstein Workshop at the University of Chicago (October).

Editorial Appointment: I am the new editor of the Ludwig Wittgenstein category on PhilPapers.

Publication: “Eliminating Ethics: Wittgenstein, Ethics, and the Limits of Sense”, forthcoming in Philosophical Topics in a special issue devoted to work on Wittgenstein.

Reviews: “Throwing the Baby Out”, co-authored with James Conant, discussed in reviews of Beyond the Tractatus Wars (Routledge, 2011) by Hans-Johann Glock (Philosophy, June 2013) and Genia Schoenbaumsfeld (Philosophical Investigations, January 2013).

Workshop: “Communication Breakdowns in Philosophy”, part of the research project Wittgenstein, Freud and Neuroscience at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Study, University of Helsinki, Finland (May 2013).

Presentation: “The Normativities of Meaning”, presented at The Contemporary Significance of Ordinary Language Philosophy, Nordic Wittgenstein Society / International Ludwig Wittgenstein Gesellschaft Annual Conference, Abo Akademi, Abo/Turku, Finland (May 2013).

Presentation: “Eliminating Ethics: Wittgenstein, Ethics, and the Limits of Sense”, presented at Wittgenstein in Relation to Philosophical Traditions, Lichtenberg-Kolleg, the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Goettingen, Germany (May 2013) and recorded for inclusion in the working papers of the Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Bergen.

Presentation: “The Normativities of Meaning”, The Wittgenstein Workshop at the University of East Anglia, UK (January 2013).

Research Visit: Lichtenberg-Kolleg, the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Goettingen, Germany (January 2013).

2012

Research Award: Werner and Elizabeth Leinfellner Award for best submitted paper at the 35th International Ludwig Wittgenstein Symposium, Austria (August 2012) for “Ethical Eliminativism and the Sense of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus“, presented at the conference, published in the proceedings and recorded for inclusion in the working papers of the Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Bergen.

Publication: “Projection and Pretence in Ethics”, Philosophical Papers 41:2 (July 2012), 180-208.