Welcome! I am a philosophy professor, teaching at Gordon College near Boston. I publish in the areas of early modern philosophy and the cognitive sciences. In my lab I work on several empirical projects in sensory perception with the brilliant undergrads at my institution. Some aspects of this work concerns advocacy projects, such re-imaging the international symbol of access into an active, embodied figure. I have lots of fun doing graffiti and skateboarding. Follow more fun on my twitter feed!
NEW STUFF (Fall 2013)
- My family road-tripped from Seattle to Los Angeles to Boston where we skated and wrote graffiti along the way. We visited about 50 skateparks and several graffiti walls, some of which are featured in the photo album below.
- I have been thinking deeply about Tim Morton's environmental ideas, particularly his view of "dark ecology." No doubt these ideas will be at the front of my mind as I teach Environmental Ethics this fall.
- I've been working on my third scholarly paper on Adam Smith's little essay, 'On the External Senses'. This time for a book of essays on new work on Smith to be published by Palgrave.
- My collaborative work with the Accessible Icon Project was featured this summer in the Chronicle of Higher Education, NPR's All Things Considered, Good Morning America, and FastCo. Design
- I've been writing a lot about how our senses of sight and touch integrate by way of: our bodily activity, conscious reflection, and innate neural wiring. I'm also asking myself, "why is it that we don't have a greater diversity of sensory abilities, like sonar, infrared, or electro-chemical senses?"