Philosophical Anthropology

An abiding interest of mine is on those key questions "What does it mean to be a human being?" and "What is my place in the cosmos?"

Philosophical Anthropology

An abiding interest of mine is on those key questions "What does it mean to be a human being?" and "What is my place in the cosmos?"

Philosophical Anthropology

An abiding interest of mine is on those key questions "What does it mean to be a human being?" and "What is my place in the cosmos?"

My Research and Scholarship

On this page you will find links to my publications, conference presentations, and lectures. Some of this material is in draft form. My core interests revolve around philosophical anthropology and its two fundamental philosophical question: "what am I that I am a human being?" and "what is my place in the cosmos?" Exploring these questions has led me to think about the posthuman, human enhancement technologies, gender and identity, the nature of technology, and representations of the human in film and television.

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Philosophical Anthropology

An abiding interest of mine is on those key questions "What does it mean to be a human being?" and "What is my place in the cosmos?"

Philosophy and Technology

From an interest in human nature, I have been led to explore our relationship to machines, artificial intelligence, the impact of technologies on human enhancement, and other questions related to the nature of technology. This has led to a growing interest in philosophy of technology and the digital culture, which these essays begin to explore.

Subjectivity and the Digital Culture

For a while my interests were particularly focused on the claim that the digital culture is leading to the formation of a multiple, fragmented form of subjectivity. I found this claim questionable and explored it in several conference presentations and essays.

Cosmetic Surgery

Work on human nature and enhancement technologies obviously intersects with the growing interest in cosmetic surgery. Extreme Makeover for me was a fascinating glimpse into what may be our posthuman future. 

Philosophy, TV, and Film

I have long been a fan of television and film for their capacity to raise intriguing questions that intersect my twin interests in human nature and technology. My interest is primarily in science fiction, where questions about human nature and technology are explicitly explored. My latest project explores the resources of television for imagining the posthuman.

Feminism and Philosophy

Much of my teaching and scholarly interests have been informed by feminist perspectives in philosophy and while I have not written much on feminism, I find it invaluable for reflecting on philosophical anthropology and technology, among other issues.

Science Fiction and Philosophy

A life-long fan of science fiction, especially Star Trek, I have occasionally tried to combine my philosophical interests and my interests in the universe of Star Trek. Some of what is collected here are blog posts from a project I hope to get back to some day.

Philosophy Resources

Over the years I have taught a variety of courses and developed resources to help students navigate the sometimes difficult discourse of Philosophy, including an introductory philosophy text and annotated texts for a variety of courses.

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MWF 12:00 - 1:00, T 2:00 - 3:30, and by appointment