Research Interests

My current research is in the philosophy of mind, phenomenology of perception, naturalized epistemology, and Buddhist philosophy. Some of my most recent work focuses on the intersections between phenomenology and cognitive science, and on classical Indian and Buddhist theories of perception. I am also interested in issues in moral psychology concerning empathy and evolution, and agency and responsibility. I am the author of Perceiving Reality: Consciousness, Intentionality, and Cognition in Buddhist Philosophy (OUP, 2012), which was nominated for the American Philosophical Association Younger Scholar Book Prize in the Spring of 2013 (see reviews in Mind, Philosophy East and West, H-Buddhism, Sophia, and Philosophy in Review; see also the special issue of Journal of Consciousness Studies dedicated to my book). The book offers a sustained argument that Buddhist philosophers, in particular those who follow the tradition of inquiry initiated by Dignāga and Dharmakīrti, have much to contribute to current debates about perceptual consciousness, attention, self-awareness, and intentionality. I am currently working on his second book on epistemic feelings, tentatively titled Sense, Self-Awareness, and Subjectivity. (Follow this link for my CV).

Recent Publications
In Press
Rough Drafts
Book Reviews

Book

Perceiving Reality

Perceiving Reality: Consciousness, Intentionality, and Cognition in Buddhist Philosophy (2012)

Journal of Consciousness Studies

Journal of Consciousness Studies Special Issue (Novemner 2015) on Perceiving Reality

Book Chapters

Buddhist Perspectives on Free Will: Agentless Agency?

A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy

The Buddhist World