I received my PhD in 2004 from King’s College, University of London (UK) under the joint supervision of Richard Sorabji and MM McCabe. The theme of my dissertation was the role of Aristotle’s concept of phusis (“nature”) in his account of substantial generation. I began my career at the University of Western Ontario in 2006. My current work is focused on methodology and inquiry in Ancient philosophy, especially the work of Plato and Aristotle. I have written on Plato’s method of collection and division, Aristotle’s account of natural kinds, as well as more general issues concerning realism about classification.
Bridging the Gap Between Aristotle's Science and Ethics (with Karen M. Nielsen) (2012)
Optimality and Teleology in Aristotle's Natural Science, Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy (2013)
A Sharp Eye for Kinds: Collection and Division in Plato's Late Dialogues, Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy (2011)
Contributions to Books
The Failure of Evolution in Antiquity, Blackwell Companion to Ancient Science, Medicine and Technology (2014)