Research

I have research interests in epistemology, philosophy of mind, and the ethics of AI. As part of the Experiential AI program at Northeastern, I work with Prof. Tina Eliassi-Rad on ethics and artificial intelligence. We are currently working on several projects concerning fairness in machine learning.

My research in epistemology and philosophy of mind concerns inquiry and intellectual virtue. For instance, I am interested in what kinds of reasons and values researchers should be sensitive to during inquiry, and in the kinds of attitudes it is rational for researchers to have to their theories. I have argued that it is often irrational to believe one's favored theory; instead, the appropriate attitude is one that I call endorsement. This attitude is rationally sensitive to epistemic considerations that go beyond evidence. I call these considerations inquisitive reasons.

Publications

What's Fair about Individual Fairness?

forthcoming in Proceedings of the AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society (AIES '21)

RAWLSNET: Altering Bayesian Networks to Encode Rawlsian Fair Equality of Opportunity

(with Tina Eliassi-Rad, Scott Alfeld, David Liu, and Zohair Shafi)

forthcoming in Proceedings of the AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society (AIES '21)

Endorsement and Assertion

forthcoming in Noûs. Penultimate draft here.

Fragmentation and Old Evidence

forthcoming in Episteme. Penultimate draft here.

Supplementary material here.

How to Endorse Conciliationism

forthcoming in Synthese. Penultimate draft here.

Publishing without (Some) Belief

Thought 9 (4): 237-246. Penultimate draft here.

Epistemic Circularity and Method Coherence

Erkenntnis 84 (2): 455-480. 2019. Penultimate draft here.

Rational Endorsement

Philosophical Studies, 175 (10): 2649-2675, 2018. Penultimate draft here.

 

Virtuous Distinctions

Synthese, 194 (8):2973–3003, 2017. Penultimate draft here.

Public Philosophy

Philosophy Phriday: Ruining Picnics with Epistemology

A blog post I wrote about ants.

Works in Progress

Collective Epistemic Responsibility

​(with Dunja Šešelja) under review, draft here.

Intellectual Courage and Inquisitive Reasons

under review

Pursuit and Inquisitive Reasons

in preparation