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: SPRING 2021
Tuesday & Thursday 12:00-1:00 (in person or online);
Wednesday 12:30-1:30 (online)
Friday 1:45-2:45 (online); and by appointment
Courses (SP ’21)
PHIL 205 – Literature, Film, and Medicine
INTDS 230 – Community Health Care
PHIL 385 – Medical Ethics
GHS 475 – Advanced Topics in GHS
INTDS 530 – Internship in Community Healthcare
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
- “Intentions at the End of Life: Continuous Deep Sedation and France’s Claeys-Leonetti Law.” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. Forthcoming.
- “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.)
- “When Bioethics Meets Disaster.” Allegheny College Faculty Lecture Series.
- “Tragedy in Literature, Life and Death.” Invited presentation at the University of Pittsburgh Consortium Ethics Program conference on The Humanities in Medicine. (September 2018)
- “Humanitarian Medicine and Ethics: Reflections on Médecins Sans Frontières.” Allegheny College Faculty Lecture Series.
- “Literature and the Healing Relationship.” Invited presentation for UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA.
- “Literature and the World: The Strange Case of Jonathan Littell’s Les Bienveillantes.” Humanities Lecture Series, Allegheny College.
- “The Story of a Novel: Reflections on Africa, Memory and Writing.” Invited lecture/reading at Iowa-Wesleyan College