Title: Associate Professor of Philosophy
Department: Philosophy and Religious Studies & Global Health Studies
Degrees: B.A. (Hons), University of Cape Town; D.Phil., Oxford University
Phone: (814) 332-5323
Office Location: Odd Fellows 115
Office Hours: Fall 2020
Tuesday & Thursday 11:00-12:00 noon (in person & online);
Wednesday 12:30-1:30 (online)
Friday 1:45-2:45 (online); and by appointment
Courses (FA ’20)
PHIL 165 – The Examined Life
INTDS 230 – Community Health Care
PHIL 260 – Ancient Greek Philosophy
Current Research Areas
Philosophy of Literature, Epistemology, Global Health Ethics
Additional Teaching Areas
Ancient Greek Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of the Arts
History of Modern Philosophy
- “The Influence of Kant on Contemporary British Moral Philosophy,” in Filosofia Morala Britanica, ed. A. Montefiore & V. Muresan (Bucharest, 1998). [With A.E. Denham]
- “Fetishism and the Identity of Art,” The British Journal of Aesthetics, 37, No. 2 (April 1997).
- “On Art and Intention,” The Heythrop Journal, 38, No. 2 (April 1997).
- Out of the Valley. A novel about colonialism in Africa. (Represented by Andrew Mann Ltd. literary agency in London, UK.)
- “Literature and the World: The Strange Case of Jonathan Littell’s Les Bienveillantes.” Humanities Lecture Series, Allegheny College.
- “Can Reading Literature Lead to Better Healthcare?” Invited presentation at the University of Pittsburgh consortium Ethics Program conference on The Humanities in Medicine.
- “The Story of a Novel: Reflections on Africa, Memory and Writing.” Invited lecture/reading at Iowa-Wesleyan College