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I completed my Ph.D. in philosophy at Syracuse University in August 2011, and my page at Syracuse University may disappear whenever the IT department gets around to deleting it. In the meantime, I'm moving everything over here. Some of the files have begun to assert themselves as requiring passwords, and until I figure out how to store them elsewhere I'd be happy to email them to anyone who has trouble accessing them.


To contact me, please use the email link here.


I am now an Adjunct Assistant Professor at LeMoyne College and an Adjunct Instructor at Onondaga Community CollegeI am not currently teaching in the Syracuase University Philosophy Department, where I did my Ph.D.

 

My dissertation was on the metaphysics of race. I have a contract with Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington Books to publish a revised and expanded version of my dissertation, which I have now submitted to the publisher. The title is A Realist Metaphysics of Race: A Context-Sensitive, Short-Term Retentionist, Long-Term Revisionist Approach. I am hoping for a publication date by the end of 2013.

I also have research interests in several other areas of metaphysics, including personal identity, persistence through time, material composition, philosophy of time, vagueness, and free will. I also have broader social philosophy interests, including metaphysical and epistemological issues with gender, sexual orientation, and disability and epistemological and ethical issues of race. I am also interested in philosophy of religion, especially God's relation to time, foreknowledge and human freedom, philosophical theology, and arguments about the existence of God. I co-founded and continue to contribute to the philosophy of religion weblog Prosblogion.


I have taught (a) first-year and second-year introductory courses: ethics [theory and applied], metaphysics/epistemology, human nature [ancient through 20th century], history of philosophy [ancient, medieval, early modern], (b) junior-level ethical theory, applied ethics, and history of ethics [ancient through 20th century], and (c) senior-level applied ethics.


Materials:

Curriculum Vitae (as of 12 March 2013)

 

Publications:

A Realist Metaphysics of Race: A Context-Sensitive, Short-Term Retentionist, Long-Term Revisionist Approach, under contract with Lexington Books (a division of Rowman & Littlefield), manuscript submitted to publisher.


"Glasgow's Anti-Realism: Experimental Philosophy and Thought Experiments" (forthcoming, Journal of Social Philosophy)

 

Review of Elizabeth J. Meyer, Gender, Bullying, and Harassment: Strategies to End Sexism and Homophobia in Schools (2009) Teachers College Press, Columbia University, in Men and Masculinities (Dec 2011) 14: 630-632


"The Golden Man" in Philip K. Dick and Philosophy: Do Androids Have Kindred Spirits?, ed. D.E. Wittkower (Open Court, 2011)

 

“It Doesn’t Matter What We Do: From Metaphysics to Ethics in Lost’s Time Travel” in The Ultimate Lost and Philosophy: Think Together, Die Alone, ed. Sharon Kaye (Wiley/Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series, 2010)

 

“Destiny in Harry Potter”, in The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy: Hogwarts for Muggles, ed. Greg Bassham (Wiley/Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series, 2010), also reprinted as "Destiny in the Wizarding World" in Introducing Philosophy through Pop Culture: From Socrates to South Park, from Hume to House, ed. William Irwin (Blackwell, 2010).

 

“Mutants and the Metaphysics of Race”, in X-Men and Philosophy: Astonishing Insight and Uncanny Argument in the X-Verse, ed. Rebecca Housel and J. Jeremy Wisnewski (Wiley/Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series, 2009), also reprinted in Introducing Philosophy through Pop Culture: From Socrates to South Park, from Hume to House, ed. William Irwin (Blackwell, 2010).

 

Review of God and Time: Four Views, ed. Gregory E. GanssleInterVarsity Press (2001) in Faith and Philosophy (October 2003)