I’m interested in an epistemology-driven approach to philosophy: developing accounts of how best to establish key claims (in particular, causal claims and probabilistic claims), and using these normative accounts of enquiry to motivate particular metaphysical theories or conceptual analyses.
This sort of approach enables two-way interactions between philosophy and other disciplines. In one direction, normative accounts of enquiry are often most successful if they are firmly rooted in scientific practice. In the other, successful accounts of enquiry can help to inform practice.
Longstanding research topics include: