About

I’m Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Clemson University in South Carolina, where I also coach the Ethics Bowl team.

I received my Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, under the supervision of Ned Markosian, Hilary Kornblith, Phil Bricker, and Amie Thomasson (Dartmouth). I received an M.A. from McGill University, an M.A. from Queen’s University, and my B.A. from Lakehead University.

My research is mainly in metaphysics, but it intersects with questions in philosophy of technology, philosophy of art, philosophy of language, and epistemology. I principally work on the nature of artifacts, but also have an active research interest in abstract objects. I’m currently working on several papers on both.

My last name looks harder to pronounce than it is. Just pronounce the first three letters as the contraction of ‘you have’ and the last four letters exactly as they seem: ‘you’ve-shik’.

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