Assistant Professor of Philosophy
247 Sparks Building
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 865-1674
- PhD, Boston College. Dissertation: Aristotle: Movement and the Structure of Being
Areas of Specialization
- Ancient Philosophy (esp. Plato and Aristotle)
Areas of Competence
- Environmental Philosophy
- Modern Epistemology and Science
- 19th and Early 20th Century European Philosophy (esp. Nietzsche, Husserl, Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Sartre)
- Ancient Philosophy (with Amelie Rorty)
- Introduction to Contemporary Moral Issues
- Philosophy of the Person
- Environmental Ethics
- Philosophy and Existential Themes
- Business Ethics
- “On the Many Senses of Potency According to Aristotle” in Sources of Desire: Essays on Aristotle’s Theoretical Works, ed. James Oldfield, UK: Cambridge Scholars, 2012.
- “How Technology Changes Our Idea of the Good” in Eth-ICTs: Ethics and the New Information and Communication Technologies, eds. Paul Laverdure and Melchior Mbonimpa. Sudbury: University of Sudbury, 2011.
- “Aristotle’s Rational and Political Cosmopolitanism,” review of Baracchi, Aristotle’s Ethics as First Philosophy, in Research in Phenomenology 39 (2009) 441-474.
Editor, with Jon Burmeister, On Language: Analytic, Continental, and Historical Contributions, UK: Cambridge Scholars, 2007.
- Translation of Jean-Luc Nancy, “Fantastic Phenomenon” for Research in Phenomenology, 41:2 (2011), 228-237.
- Translation of Frederic Worms, “Consciousness or Life? Bergson Between Phenomenology and Metaphysics,” in Bergson and Phenomenology, ed. M. Kelly. London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2010. 245-257.
A monograph on the multiplicity of being in light of Aristotle’s discovery through the analysis of movement of what we now call matter and energy (hule, energeia).
Publishes on topics ranging from physics and metaphysics, to epistemology, to the ethics of environmental, economic, and technological systems, and the philosophy of education