I’m a Philosophy PhD student at UC Berkeley, working in philosophy of mind, epistemology, and philosophy of science.
I argue in my dissertation that our concept of consciousness is a functional concept. This stands in opposition to the view, popular amongst philosophers of mind, that thinking of the mind in a first-personal, experiential way is distinct from thinking of the mind in a third-personal, scientific way. The ultimate goal is to articulate the conceptual foundations that make a science of consciousness possible.
I graduated from Harvard in 2012 with a philosophy degree in the interdisciplinary Mind, Brain, and Behavior program.