I primarily study philosophical issues regarding causation and the direction of time in the naturalistic tradition. Specifically, I am interested in how fundamental physics alone justifies the use of causal reasoning in the special sciences and in everyday life. This includes explaining why it is not crazy to think of the past as fixed even though in reality we routinely influence past events.

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Ph.D. Rutgers (1992-2000)
B.S., M.A. Philosophy, Texas A&M; B.S., Physics, Texas A&M. (1986-1992)

Taught at University of Oklahoma (2000-2002), Texas Tech University (2002-2005), and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for Time in Sydney, Australia in 2003-2004.

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