Writing

Current Research

Informed by various strands in phenomenology, Nietzsche, aesthetics, and my own photography practice, my current work looks at photography as a form of perspectivism, affirmation, and will to power.  I am especially interested in how the street photographer seeks the affirmation of life and a visual mode of thought through the camera lens.

Publications

[1] “The Literary Relation to the Other in the Greek Tragic Text,” in the Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2019, pp. 501-511

Upcoming Talks

Dissertation

Title: “The Thought of Being in Aristotle’s Poetics

Committee: Walter Brogan (Chair), William Desmond and James Wetzel

Abstract: This dissertation argues that Aristotle’s Poetics offers a phenomenological account of the art of tragic poeticizing.  Following Heidegger, the dissertation analyzes Aristotle’s ontological conception of poeticizing as an art (technē) grounded in a mode of human being with a particular mode of poetic truth and argues that Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex thematizes a concept of alterity that escapes Aristotle’s account of tragedy.  Overall the project opens Aristotle’s account of tragedy to questions of otherness, writing, the textual archive and the limits of metaphysics.

Conference Presentations

[7] “Visions of Jason: The Dionysian Affection-Image in Shirley Clarke,” North Texas Philosophical Association, University of Texas Dallas (Dallas, TX, March 29, 2019)

[6] “The Literary Relation to the Other in the Greek Tragic Text,” Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (Pennsylvania State University, October 20, 2018)

[5] “The Literary Relation to the Other in Greek Tragedy,” North Texas Philosophical Association, University of Texas Dallas (Dallas, TX, March 31, 2018)

[4] “The Quasi-Philosophical Nature of Universals in Aristotle’s Poetics,” Aristotle Today: Aristotle and Phenomenology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Leuven, Belgium, December 12-14, 2016)

[3] “Heidegger’s Interpretation of the νυν in Physics Δ 10-14,” Aristotle and the Peripatetics, Dominican University (Ottawa, Canada, October 16-17, 2014)

[2] “Tradition and Destruktion in Sein und Zeit,” Heidegger: Gelassenheit, Ethical Life, Ereignis, Participant’s Conference, Collegium Phaenomenologicum (Città di Castello, Italy, July 6-7, 2013)

[1] “Rousseau and the State of Metaphysics,” LSU Philosophy Conference, Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA, April 18-19 2009)

Selected Response Papers

[1] “Response to James Barrett’s ‘Tragedy, Alienation, Philosophy,’” Ancient Philosophy Society, Colby College (Portland, ME, April 28, 2016)

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