Professor (Associate Dean of Arts, Research)

Portrait of TimAreas of Interest

Philosophy of Language, Social Epistemology, Critical Thinking, Philosophy of Mind/Cognitive Science

Selected publications

Please see my personal webpage for papers in progress.

  • 2016. Oral history and the epistemology of testimony. Social Epistemology 30.1: 45-66.
  • 2014. Critical thinking education and debiasing. Informal Logic 34.4: 341-363. (Co-author: Guillaume Beaulac)
  • 2013. The informational richness of testimonial contexts. The Philosophical Quarterly 63.250: 58-80.

Selected grants, fellowships, awards

  • 2014: Association for Informal Logic and Critical Thinking Essay Prize (‘Critical thinking education and debiasing,’ co-authored with Dr Guillaume Beaulac.)

  • 2012:  University of Waterloo Distinguished Teacher Award.

  • 2011-14:  Social Sciences and Humanities Research CouncilStandard Research Grant, ‘Testimony, assertion, and justification.’

Selected supervisions


  • Reasonable Assertions: On Norms of Assertion and Why You Don't Need to Know What You're Talking About
  • An Examination of the Moral Authority of Use of Advance Directives with the Alzheimer's Dementia Population


  • Rigid Designation, The Modal Argument, and the Nominal Description Theory

Contact information
519-888-4567  x32650
Office: PAS 2428

University of Waterloo

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