In my dissertation, I study how metaphysics, logic, and computability theory deal with various impossible phenomena. I also have interests in philosophy of language and epistemology.
I help out with the organization of PIKSI-Boston.
My name is pronounced muh-TEA-iss YE-nny (IPA: ˌmaˑtiːas ˑjenːi).
Drafts and papers under review
Companion to "Counterpossibles in Science"
Metalinguistic Negation and the Flight from Gluts [abstract]
Glap Theory [abstract]
Safety, Closeness, and Iteration (with Eli Hirsch)
Please e-mail me for a draft of any of these papers.
The Frege-Heck Theorem, Sketched in begriffsschrift (written for 24.711 Frege's Basic Laws of Arithmetic at MIT, fall 2014)
The Seven Deadly Sins of Writing a Philosophy Paper (originally assembled for 24.01 Classics of Western Philosophy at MIT, spring 2014)