Professor & Chair, Department of Philosophy and Humanities
For Fall 15, office hours MTWR 12-1pm, and by appointment.
B.A. (1989) Philosophy/Physics, The University of Toronto.
M.A. (1992) & Ph.D. (1999) Philosophy, The University of Texas at Austin.
"Antonio Negri: On the Trail of New Social Subjects," in Contemporary Italian Political Philosophy; Antonio Calcagno ed., (SUNY Press: Albany, 2015).
Reading Negri, ed. with David Sherman and Max Rosekrantz, (Open Court Press: Chicago, 2011).
"Selling a Revolution: Negri, Bataille, and the Arcana of Production," in Reading Negri.
"Of a Non Saying that Says Nothing: Levinas and Pyrrhonism," in Levinas and the Ancients; Silvia Benso and Brian Schroeder eds., (Indiana University Press: Bloomington, 2008).
"A Rather Deliberate Misunderstanding: On Nietzsche's Resentment of Pyrrho," in Selected Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy Supplemental 2008 issue of Philosophy Today.
"The Use Value of G.A.M.V. Bataille," in Reading Bataille Now; Shannon Winnubst ed., (Indiana University Press: Bloomington, 2007).
"Tradition, Crisis, and The Work of Art in Heidegger and Benjamin," in Selected Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy vol. 27, Supplemental 2002 issue of Philosophy Today.
"The Place of Boredom: Blanchot Not Reading Proust," in Extreme Beauty: Aesthetics, Politics and Death; James E. Swearingen and Joanna Cutting-Gray eds., (Continuum: London and New York, October 2002).
The American Philosophical Association
The Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy
The International Association for Philosophy and Literature
The Radical Philosophy Association
I work primarily in 20th Century Continental Philosophy, in particular Existential Phenomenology, Critical Theory, and Post-structuralism and Post-Marxism. I also work in Marxism, Aesthetics, Scepticism, Philosophy of Literature, and Hellenistic Philosophy.
Currently completing FINAL FINAL FINAL revisions, I PROMISE PROMISE PROMISE, for Ontology of Boredom, for the SUNY Press (no, freals, almost done -- winter 15/16, it's gonna happen, I ain't jokin'!!!!) and continuing work on Genealogy of Languor and In Praise of Superficiality.