BA, Franklin and Marshall College; PhD, University of Notre Dame
I teach courses in existentialism, recent continental philosophy, and philosophy of religion. I also teach CORE 152: The Challenge of Modernity.
Continental Philosophy and the Philosophy of Religion
I'm interested in the relationship between philosophy and the Christian faith, the viability of naturalism as a world view, how Nietzsche has influenced Foucault and Heidegger, and the ways in which existentialism is relevant in contemporary philosophy and modern life.
- The Soul of Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (with Maudemarie Clark)
- “Beyond Good and Evil” in J. Richardson (ed.), Oxford Companion to Nietzsche. Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming. (with Clark)
- “Nietzsche on the Will: A Reading of BGE 19” in K. Gemes and S. May (eds.), Nietzsche on Autonomy and Freedom. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. (with Clark)
- “Nietzsche and Moral Objectivity: The Development of Nietzsche’s Metaethics” in B. Leiter and N. Sinhababu (eds.), Nietzsche and Morality. Oxford: Oxford University Press, April 2007. (with Clark)
- “The Shameful Wisdom” in International Studies in Philosophy, Volume 38, Number 3, 2007. “The Naturalisms of Beyond Good and Evil” in K. Ansell Pearson (ed.), A Companion to Nietzsche. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2005. (with Clark)
- “Foucault, Butler, and the Body” in European Journal of Philosophy, Volume 13, Number 2, August 2005, pp. 226-246.
- “Nietzsche’s Post-Positivism” in European Journal of Philosophy, Volume 12, Number 3, December 2004, pp. 369-385. (with Clark)
- “Are Coerced Acts Free?” in American Philosophical Quarterly, Volume 32, Number 2, April 1995, pp 109-123. (with Michael J. Murray)