Director of Graduate Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Philosophy
Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh 2011
B.A. University of California, Los Angeles 2001
Ancient Greek Philosophy, Philosophy of Perception and Mind, Metaphysics
I work primarily in Ancient Greek Philosophy, especially Aristotle’s natural philosophy and metaphysics. I am currently writing a book entitled The Principle of Life: Aristotelian Souls in an Inanimate World. It concerns the distinction between the animate and the inanimate, the unity of living organisms, nutrition, birth, death, and, more generally, what one’s metaphysical world-view looks like if one takes life to be central.
I also work in contemporary philosophy of perception and mind and have written extensively on the relationship between the intentionality and phenomenality of perceptual experience.
In addition to these two main areas of research, I have secondary projects in metaphysics, the philosophy of action, and the history of analytic philosophy.