Areas of Interest

My primary interest is on William James’s theory of emotion and the influence it had on his metaphysics, ethics, and theory of belief. My secondary interest is more generally focused on the philosophy of emotion and its connection to ethics. I am particularly motivated by sentimentalist accounts of morality.

Although James is where I spend most of my philosophical time, I have deep interests in many other thinkers like Emerson, Spinoza, Viola Cordova, Nietzsche, Whitehead, and Wittgenstein.

Overall, my interests fall within the scope of the history of philosophy with an emphasis on 19th century pragmatism.