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
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