I am an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Memphis, where I'm also an affiliate faculty member of the Institute of Intelligent Systems. I serve as Editor of the Southern Journal of Philosophy. And in 2016-17, I'll be a Visiting Scholar in the Dept. of Philosophy at George Washington University.

My primary area of research is metaphysics–specifically, the animalist theory of personal identity–though my work in this area extends to related topics in philosophical psychology (e.g., animal cognition), in philosophy of biology (e.g., organic life, dynamic systems), in ontology (e.g., material constitution, metaontology), and at the intersection of metaphysics and ethics (e.g., death).signature


AUGUST 2016: Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity (edited with Paul Snowdon) is now in print. >>>

MARCH 2016: Ontology After Carnap (edited with Sandra Lapointe) is now in print. >>>


news / events

DECEMBER 2016: TBA, Department of Philosophy, George Washington University

NOVEMBER 2016: "The Lives 'of' Animals," Department of Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University

OCTOBER 2016: "Termination," Department of Philosophy, Kutztown University

MAY 2016: "'Death's Distinctive Harm' Revisited," International Association for the Philosophy of Death and Dying, Syracuse University. >>>



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