I finished a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Auckland under the supervision of John Bishop and Fred Kroon. Jordi Fernández (University of Adelaide) and Andy Egan (Rutgers) examined my dissertation.
Before Auckland and Nur-Sultan, I lived in Belgrade, Serbia. I have an Honours degree in Theology from the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Theology, and an MA in Philosophy from the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy.
I worked as a lecturer and tutor at the University of Auckland for four years part-time and as a high-school religious teacher in Belgrade for eight years full-time.
My current research lies at the intersection of philosophy of mind, cognitive science (experimental philosophy), philosophy of language, and philosophy of deception. I propose and defend novel theories of lying (the ‘Violation’ account) and deception (the ‘Manipulativist’ view) that, I argue, not only explain general instances of lying and deception better than its rivals but also generate a much less problematic theory of self-deception.
In my Ph.D. thesis, I provide an innovative theory capable of accommodating the most problematic cases of self-deception without recourse to dividing the mind.