photo (1)I am currently an associate professor in the department of philosophy at the University of South Carolina. 

I work primarily in Ancient Greek Philosophy, especially Aristotle’s natural philosophy and metaphysics. I am 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 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.