My dog, Malarkey, helps me get work done.
This is my website. My name is
Paul DuBois and I am currently a philosophy PhD student at
If you got this far you probably already knew that, so here's some
stuff you might not know. Before
I came to SU I got my B.A. in philosophy from
UMass Amherst. I am mainly interested in
epistemology, philosophy of language and some metaphysics. Right now I am
most interested in a theory of
skepticism initially proposed by Jonathan Schaffer, called
exaggeration theory, even though I am more sold on
it than he is. Theories of this sort are sometimes called
"semantic skepticism" and take a healthy dose of linguistics to
get into, so that's what I've been studying.
Aside from philosophy
I spend lots of time thinking about how to make coffee. I
roast my own beans using a Behmor 1600 roaster. I grind
for French press and drip with a Baratza Maestro grinder and I
use a Mazzer Super Jolly to grind for espresso. I have a
Pasquini Livia 90s for an espresso machine. I like coffee.
If you're a student of mine you should
click on the "Classes"
link and then on the link for your class.