Professor of Philosophy
"I am interested in all aspects of philosophical inquiry, especially perennial questions pertaining to meaning, lived experience, and what constitutes the good life."
"An Ethical Account of the Self Who Might Be Otherwise: Simone Weil and Judith Butler." The Relevance of Simone Weil: 100 Years Later. Continuum International Publishers, 2010.
"Communication and the Emergence of the Public: John Dewey and Creative Democracy." Chapter 4 in Communication and Creative Democracy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Ed. Omar Swartz. Suffolk, UK: Abramis Academic.
"In Hope of Recognition: the Morality of Perception." Journal of Speculative Philosophy 25-2 Oct. 2011.
"Politicizing the Personal: Thinking about the Feminist Subject in Michel Foucault and John Dewey." Foucault Studies 11 Feb. 2011.
"On Ethical Progress and Goldilock's Problem: Objectivity and the Radical Revision of Values." Southwestern Philosophical Society Review 26-2 Dec. 2011.
"Words, Power, Pluralism: Are Talking to Me?" Journal of Speculative Philosophy 22-2, 2008.
"Whose Rights and What's the Difference: A Critique of Beth Singer's essay Human Rights: Some Current Issues." Metaphilosophy 38-4 July 2007.
"Not so Funny: A Deweyan Response." Contemporary Pragmatism 2-2 Dec. 2005.
Areas of Specialization
20th-Century European Philosophy
Introduction to Philosophy
Philosophy of Art
Awards and Distinctions
Faculty Head, Regents Residential College
Recognition for 10 years of service, 2012
College of Humanities and Fine Arts Award for Teaching Excellence, 2007
College of Humanities and Fine Arts Award for Excellence in Creative Scholarly
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
American Catholic Philosophical Association
American Philosophical Association
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophies
Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy
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Murray State University
Murray KY 42071-3341