Associate Professor of Philosophy, Department Chair
Ph.D., Boston University
M.A., Boston University
B.A., English Writing and Philosophy, State University of New York at Potsdam. Summa Cum Laude.
Office: Duffy 237
- Ancient philosophy, focusing on Socrates' religion.
- "Trusting the Divine Voice: Socrates and His Daimonion." Apeiron, 2012, 45(1), 32-49.
- "A Religious Revolution? How Socrates Undermined the Practice of Sacrifice." Ancient Philosophy, 2011, 31:2. 261-274.
- "Socrates, the Philosopher in the Theaetetus Digression (172c-177c), and the Ideal of Homoiôsis Theôi." Apeiron, 2011, 44(2): 111-130.
- "Socrates' moral impiety: A reading of Euthyphro 6a." Association for Core Texts and Courses Seventeenth Annual Conference, New Haven, CT. April, 2011.
- "The Religion of Socrates." Philosophy Forum, State University of New York at Potsdam. March, 2011.
- "A Religious Revolution? How Socrates Undermined the Practice of Sacrifice." Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy panel at the American Philosophical Association meeting, Boston MA, December 2010.
- "Texts and Contexts: What Athens Teaches Us about Plato’s Apology." Association for Core Texts and Courses Sixteenth Annual Conference, New Brunswick, NJ, April, 2010.
- "Trusting the Voice: Socrates and His Daimonion." Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Annual Conference, New York City, October 2009 (Not the same paper as "Hearing Voices" below).
Significant Older Publications:
- Loving the Fine: Goodness and Happiness in Aristotle's Ethics. Notre Dame: Notre Dame UP, 2006.
- "Am I My Brother’s Keeper? An Aristotelian Take on Responsibility for Others." Responsibility. Ed. Barbara Darling Smith. Boston University Studies in Philosophy and Religion. Vol. 26. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2007.
- "Locke’s Account of Personal Identity: Memory as Fallible Evidence." History of Philosophy Quarterly, 24:1, 2007.
- Philosophy of Religion
- Presocratic Thought
- Asian Philosophies
- Learning Community (with John Lanci) Stonehill and How to Fix It
- A variety of moral inquiry, general philosophy, and FY writing seminars