I earned my Ph.D. from the University of Texas. I earned my M.A. at King’s College, London, in the U.K. I did my undergraduate work at University of York, also in the UK. As you might guess, I am British. My Personal Website.
My main research interest is the problem of free will, in particular the nature and status of the principle of alternative possibilities, and the plausibility of libertarian accounts of free will, especially non-causal accounts of libertarianism. I also have broader interests in metaphysics and the philosophy of mind.
Recent Representative Publications
“The timing objection to the Frankfurt cases,” forthcoming in Erkenntnis.
“Capes on the W-defense,” forthcoming in Philosophia.
Libertarian Free Will (edited collection of new essays, under contract with Oxford University Press). Contributors: Randolph Clarke, John Martin Fischer, Carl Ginet, Ishtiyaque Haji, Robert Kane, Michael McKenna, Alfred Mele, Dana Nelkin, Timothy O'Connor, David Palmer, Derk Pereboom, David Widerker & Ira Schnall.
"The contours of libertarian free will," forthcoming in Libertarian Free Will.
"Pereboom on the Frankfurt cases," Philosophical Studies, 153 (2011): 261-272
"On Mele and Robb's indeterministic Frankfurt-style case" (with Carl Ginet), Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 80 (2010): 440-446.
"New distinctions, same troubles: a reply to Haji and McKenna," Journal of Philosophy, 102 (2005): 474-482.
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