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

I work primarily on the history of ancient Greek philosophy, with an emphasis on 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.

In addition to this main area of research, I have secondary projects (and occasionally publish) in the philosophy of perception and mind, metaphysics, the philosophy of action, and the history of analytic philosophy.