Hometown: Akron, OH
October 19, 2011
My interests are primarily analytic and philosophy of science. I have been working on a book about truth which attempts to conceive of truth as something physical (e.g., as bits in an electronic computer) rather than something purely abstract. You might call me a Constructive Nominalist (see paper by Quine et. al.) . You could certainly call me a physicalist except I prefer not to assert that everything is physical but rather to confine my efforts to demonstrably physical phenomena. I strive to both derive and constrain my conceptions and conclusions to those that are consonant with physics, since I see the physical sciences as the outer-bound of fit theories of everything. My only degree is in computer science, but I am well read in Quine (and, oddly enough, Nietzsche) as well as familiar with the literature over truth/meaning/naming, i.e., Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein, Tarski, Kripke, Putnam, etc. Of course, philosophy of mathematics is part of this too.
Assessing Reason: The Argumentative Theory, Philosophy & Logic, The Nature of Existence: I am most interested in those topics that provide opportunities for me that challenge my conceptions of the world and my capacity to reason.
Certainly. An intellectual discussion can only occur within a cooperative space wherein there is mutual respect for each other and the ethos of the group.
I'm a philosopher by avocation of the analytic bent and I'm relocating to the Deland area for a job this month. I love a good conversation and a good laugh. I can never get enough good conversation and enjoy learning from other viewpoints.