About me

I am a Professor of Philosophy at Bowdoin College, where I have been teaching logic and many other courses over the last 25 years. I am the author of Teleological Realism: Mind, Agency, and Explanation (MIT Press, 2005) and Free Will and Action Explanation: A Noncausal, Compatibilist Account (OUP, 2016).  Many years ago I received a PhD in Philosophy from Princeton University and a BA from Harvard University.

The world is full of arguments–attempts to get us to believe something, supposedly based on reasons. There is a certain aesthetic beauty to a good argument. And a certain sort of fun to be had by unmasking the bad ones. This blog will mostly be devoted to the bad ones, with some occasional beautiful ones to heighten the contrast.