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Background

I teach courses and seminars primarily in Ancient Greek Philosophy at John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio.  My specialties are Socratic Intellectualism and Platonic metaphysics, and my doctorate is from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1996).  I have been teaching philosophy at John Carroll University since 1995.


 
Present research projects include
  • Long-term: Socratic Intellectualism: A History and Defense
  • "If Lovin' You is Wrong, I Don't Wanna' Be Right: The Impossibility of Luther Ingram's Irrational Desire," Monday, November 12, 2012, John Carroll University, 6:30-8:30pm, O'Malley Center, OC103.
  • "Would Socrates Have Erred Willingly...", with Terry Penner and Antonio Chu (for presentation at the U. S. Regional Meeting of the International Plato Society, Ann Arbor, Michigan). 
  • "What Ion Does Not Know" (for presentation at the SAGP/SSIPS Conference, Fordham, 2012.
  • "Socrates on Pleasure and Happiness", with Terry Penner and Jim Butler.    
  • "A Night at the Aporia and a Day at the Elenchus: Science and Testing Hypotheses About Virtue in Plato's Socratic Dialogues"
  •  "This Man is Dangerous: Why the Athenians Were Right About Socrates but Had No Idea Why" (with Terry Penner).
  • "Ipse Dixit" (with Antonio Chu and Terry Penner).
  • Frequent contributor to Philosophy in Review
 
 


Anticipated Course Offerings
 

Spring, 2015
PL210: Ancient Greek Philosophy
PL298: Socrates
PL395: Metaphysics

Summer, 2015 (tentative)
PL210: Ancient Greek Philosophy
PL398: Philosophy of Music

Fall, 2015 (tentative)
PL210: Ancient Greek Philosophy
PL395: Metaphysics
                                PL398: Philosophy of Music

Spring, 2016 (tentative)
PL210: Ancient Greek Philosophy
PL298: Plato's "Republic" (linked course)
PL395: Metaphysics