Curriculum Vitae

Education

Fordham University

Ph.D., Philosophy –August 2017.

Dissertation: ‘The development of the medieval Parisian account of formal consequence’

Director: Gyula Klima.

Defense date: 15 May 2017 – passed without corrections.

Dissertation Committee: Graham Priest (external reader, CUNY), Giorgio Pini, Christopher Cullen, John Drummond.

Doctoral Certificate in Medieval Studies – August 2017.

Arché Philosophical Research Centre, University of St. Andrews

Visiting postgraduate – Fall 2014.

University of Houston

M.A., Philosophy (cum laude) – May 2011.

Franciscan University of Steubenville

B.A., Philosophy (cum laude) – May 2009.

Areas of specialization

History and philosophy of logic; medieval philosophy; philosophy of religion.

Areas of competence

Early modern philosophy; ethics; metaphysics.

Interdisciplinary areas of competence

Mathematical logic; paleography and manuscript studies; historical theology.

Research

Publications

Journal articles

Forthcoming     ‘The monadothergy: discovering transcendence with Leibniz and Levinas’. Heythrop Journal.

2017                 ‘Monotonic and non-monotonic embeddings of Anselm’s proof’. Logica Universalis 11:1, 121-138.

2015                 ‘Nature, will, and the Fall in Augustine and Maximus the Confessor’. Augustiniana 65:3-4, 205-230.

2014                 ‘Aquinas, the a priori/a posteriori distinction, and the Kantian dependency thesis’. Religious Studies 50:2, 175-192.

Book chapters

Forthcoming     ‘Leibnizian intelligibility’. In M. Fichant, R. Pisano, A. R. E. Oliveira, P. Bussotti (eds.), Leibniz and the Dialogue between Sciences, Philosophy and Engineering, 1646-2016. New Historical and Epistemological Insights (College Publications).

Conference proceedings

Forthcoming     ‘Mereological hylomorphism and the development of the Buridanian account of formal consequence’. In G. Klima and A. Hall (eds.), Proceedings of the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics (Cambridge Scholars).

Web-based publications

2015                 ‘On the future of research in the history of philosophy’. Philosophers’ Carnival 178.

Distinguished fellowships and grants

Distinguished fellowships

2016-2017         Alumni Dissertation Fellowship. Fordham University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. $30,450 and reprieve from teaching responsibilities.

2015-2016         Mark and Kathryn Tomasic Endowed Fellowship. Fordham University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. $26,530 and reprieve from teaching responsibilities.

2015                 Summer Research Fellowship. Fordham University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, $4,000.

Competitive grants

2017-2018         Ernst Mach Grant. University of Salzburg, Institut für Philosophie. Awarded for the project: ‘Grounding Logical Consequence’. Supervisor: Prof. Julien Murzi. Financed by the Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research (OeAD-GmbH), Centre for International Cooperation & Mobility. Sep 1-May 31. €9,450.*

2015                 Travel Grant, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Fordham University, spring term, $1,762.

Professional Development Grant, Graduate Student Association, Fordham University, spring term, $1,180.

2014                 Travel Grant, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Fordham University, fall term, $1,600.

*Declined

Presentations

Invited talks

2016                 ‘The development of the distinction between formal and material consequence in medieval logic’. UConn Logic Group. University of Connecticut. Storrs, CT. February 19.

APA presentations

2017                 ‘Powers presentism’. APA Eastern Division Meeting. Symposium paper. Baltimore, MD. January 4-7.

2016                 ‘A note on dispositional modalities, constant domains, and the (4) axiom’. APA Central Division Meeting. Chicago, IL. March 2-5.

Conferences

2017                 ‘Counterpossible conditionals in the Filioque Controversy’. 2nd World Congress on Logic and Religion. University of Warsaw. Warsaw, Poland. June 18-22.

2016                 ‘Consequence and formality in the logic of Walter Burley’. HOPOS 2016: Eleventh International Congress of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science. University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN. June 22-25.

‘Mereological hylomorphism and the development of the Buridanian account of formal consequence’. International Congress on Medieval Studies. Western Michigan University. Kalamazoo, MI. May 12-15.

‘Deflationism, liars, and the ontic use of ‘true’’. Long Island Philosophical Society Spring 2016 Conference. Molloy College. Rockville Centre, NY. April 9.

‘Distinguishing Leibniz’s system of pre-established harmony from the system of occasional causes’. The Continuing Relevance of Leibniz. Franciscan University of Steubenville. Steubenville, OH. April 8-9.

2015                 ‘Model-theoretic inferentialism for bilateral natural deduction’. Inferentialism Workshop. University of St. Andrews. St. Andrews, United Kingdom. November 25-26.

‘Three medieval accounts of the subject matter of logic’. 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy with the Society for the Study of Islamic Philosophy and Science. Fordham University. New York, NY. October 23-25.

‘Interpretations of quantifiers and logical hylomorphism’. Entia et Nomina V Workshop. Jagiellonian University. Krakow, Poland. September 9-11.

‘The teaching of the trivium at Bec and its bearing upon the Anselmian program of fides quaerens intellectum’. Reading Anselm: Context and Criticism. Boston College. Boston, MA. July 27-30.

‘The monadothergy’. Emmanuel Levinas across the Generations and Continents: North American Levinas Society Annual Meeting 2015. Purdue University. Lafayette, IN. July 27-30.

‘The teaching of the trivium at Bec and its bearing upon the Anselmian programme of fides quaerens intellectum’. International Medieval Congress. University of Leeds. Leeds, United Kingdom. July 6-9.

‘John Buridan on forms and formal logic’. Durham Day of Medieval Thought. Durham University. Durham, United Kingdom. July 5.

‘Interpretations of quantifiers and logical hylomorphism’. Aristotelian Solutions to Contemporary Problems. Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne. Fort Wayne, IN. April 25-26.

‘Is the reticulational model of scientific change based on a misunderstanding? Revisiting the Laudan-Kuhn debate’. Long Island Philosophical Society Conference. St. John’s University. Queens, NY. April 18.

‘Monotonic and non-monotonic variations on Anselm’s proof’. 1st World Congress on Logic and Religion. Hotel Tropical Tambaú. João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil. April 1-5.

2014                 ‘Consequence and proportionality in Boethius’ De Topicis Differentiis’. Analogical Reasoning – East and West: Formal Models and Practical Applications. Universität Heidelberg. Heidelberg, Germany. November 24-25.

‘Leibnizian intelligibility’. Eighth annual conference of the Leibniz Society of North America. University of South Florida. Tampa, Florida. October 31-November 2.

‘Authority, order of reading, and authenticity in two medieval manuscripts of the Logica Vetus’. International Medieval Congress. University of Leeds. Leeds, United Kingdom. July 7-10.

2013                 ‘On Leibnizian harmony and Malebranchian occasionalism: Leibniz’s Cartesian route out of Cartesian dualism’. Theistic Metaphysics and Naturalism: Society of Christian Philosophers 2013 Eastern Division Conference. University of South Florida. Tampa, FL. October 24-26.

2012                 ‘Nature, will, and the Fall in Augustine and Maximus the Confessor’. Divine and Human Action: Agency and Action in Philosophy and Theology. Houston Baptist University. Houston, TX. March 30-31.

2009                 ‘Agnosia and henosis in Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite’. Neoplatonism and its Legacy. Franciscan University. Steubenville, OH. April 25.

Workshops and discussion groups

2016                 ‘The semantic account of formal consequence, from Alfred Tarski back to John Buridan’. Logic and Metaphysics Workshop. CUNY Graduate Center. New York, NY. Oct 31.

2014                 ‘Minimalism, liars, and pre-sentential truth’. Models, Modality, and Meaning Group. University of St. Andrews. St. Andrews, United Kingdom. November 6, 2014.

Discussant

2015                 Joanna Luc, ‘Necessary and accidental qualities in CIFOL’. Entia et Nomina V Workshop. Jagiellonian University. Krakow, Poland. September 9-11.

Teaching

Instructor of record

2017-2018         Latin 2, Highlands Latin School (2 sections).

Cicero and Augustine, Highlands Latin School (2 sections).

Metaphysics, Highlands Latin School (1 section).

Spring 2015       Philosophical Ethics, Fordham University (2 sections).

Spring 2014       Philosophy of Human Nature, Fordham University (1 section).

Fall 2013           Philosophy of Human Nature, Fordham University (1 section).

Spring 2013       Philosophy of Human Nature, Fordham University (1 section).

Fall 2012           Philosophy of Human Nature, Fordham University (1 section).

Teaching assistant

Fall 2010           Introduction to Philosophy, University of Houston – Primary instructor: Bredo C. Johnsen (1 section).

Spring 2010       Introduction to Philosophy, University of Houston. Primary instructor: Gregory Brown (2 sections).

Fall 2009           Introduction to Philosophy – Primary instructor: Helen Hattab. University of Houston (1 section).

Service

Manuscript work

Identification of the text of Smith Medieval/Renaissance Fragment 27. Columbia University, Rare Book and Manuscript Library. http://ucblibrary4.berkeley.edu:8088/xtf22/search?smode=basic;text=Med Smith/Ren;rmode=digscript;docsPerPage=1;startDoc=22;fullview=yes.

Referee

Journal of Applied Logic

Vivarium

Australasian Journal of Philosophy

Synthese Library

Session chair

2017                 Logic and Western Christianity. 2nd World Congress on Logic and Religion. University of Warsaw. Warsaw, Poland. June 18-22.

2016                 Symposium: Post-Aristotelian Science in the Fourteenth Century. HOPOS 2016: Eleventh International Congress of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science. University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN. June 22-25.

Hans Thomas Adriaenssen, ‘Substantial forms between physics and metaphysics. John Sergeant and Antoine Le Grand’; and Henrik Lagerlund, ‘The mechanization of philosophy between 1300-1700: some reflections’. Workshop on Medieval Natural Philosophy. University of St. Thomas. St. Paul, MN. June 22.

2015                 Thomas Kivatinos. ‘Humean metaphysics and grounding: a peculiar alliance’. The Metaphysics and Epistemology of Grounding and Fundamentality. CUNY Graduate Center. New York, NY. December 10-11.

2015                 Maya Eddom. ‘Intrinsic explanations and numerical representations’. The Metaphysics of Quantity. New York University. New York, NY. May 1-3, 2015.

Research assistant

2011-2012         Research Assistant to Giorgio Pini and Christopher Cullen – Fordham University, spring 2012; fall 2011.

Languages

Latin – reading fluency.

French – reading fluency, speaking and writing competence.

German – reading competence, speaking ability.

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