My scholarly research is centered around a nest of issues connecting perception, agency, reason, and the self. These days I am writing a lot about action, developing an interpretation of Elizabeth Anscombe's idea that intentional activity is distinguished by its being informed by a person’s "practical knowledge" of what he or she is doing. This is the subject of several of my published papers as well as a book, Anscombe's Intention: A Guide, that will be published by Oxford in 2019.
In addition to this I do a lot of work in the philosophy of perception, especially on questions concerning the structure of perceptual space, the relationship between vision and touch, and the connections of perception to action and self-awareness.
In much of my research I try to engage perennial philosophical questions in ways that are sensitive to relevant empirical discoveries, especially in neuroscience and cognitive and social psychology, showing how the results of experimental work and "armchair" philosophical reflection can be mutually illuminating. To this end, in 2017 I attended the Summer Seminars in Neuroscience and Philosophy at Duke University (see here for some information on my project), and from 2018 to 2021 I'll be doing graduate coursework in Psychology here at Florida State University, supported by an Academic Cross-Training Fellowship from the John Templeton Foundation.