My professional philosophical writings focus primarily on issues in philosophical psychology,epistemology, metaphysics and aesthetics. Recently, I have given a number of public lectures on the topic of human flourishing.
Most of my current professional work is on a cluster of issues surrounding the relations between explicit and implicit attitudes. I am interested in bringing together insights from traditional philosophical work on parts of the soul with contemporary work in social, cognitive and clinical psychology.
Other current interests include general questions about philosophical methodology, and a number of specific issues that arise from thinking about the relation between imagination and belief. My earlier philosophical work addressed various topics in metaphysics and epistemology including conceivability and possibility, perceptual experience, personal identity, and the methodology of thought experiment.
My research and teaching are informed both by the tools of traditional analytic philosophy, and by recent empirical work in developmental, cognitive and social psychology