About Max




I am currently a Part-Time Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at Rutgers University - New Brunswick.

In 2017, I completed Ph.D.s in Philosophy as part of a program jointly administered by the Department of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and the Philosophy Department at the University of Maryland, College Park.

with Solomon

with Solomon

Before starting graduate school, I received my B.A. with honors in Philosophy at Rutgers University - New Brunswick, and spent two years moonlighting as a neuroscientist doing electrophysiology in active rats with Carlos Brody's lab at Princeton University.

Research Interests


My research interests are primarily in the philosophies of science and probability as well as in corners of epistemology and philosophy of information. I am especially interested in Information Theory, ranging from its foundations in C.E. Shannon's classic paper A Mathematical Theory of Communication, to its more recent uses and abuses.

My dissertation—Relative and Objective, On Balance—was on the Best Systems Analysis of laws of nature. In particular, I was (and am) concerned with the tension that exists between (on one side) the view's interest in paralleling scientific practice and (on the other side) the expected objectivity of laws of nature.

I also like to think about art and humor.