Term Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of South Florida
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I received my B.A. from Saint Norbert College in 2005 and my M.A. in 2007 from Kent State University. I completed my Ph.D. in the Spring of 2012 from the University of South Florida where I wrote a dissertation on environmental philosophy, focusing specifically on issues of resource depletion and climate change from a Heideggerian perspective. I am interested in just about all fields of philosophy but specialize in ethics, applied ethics, and Continental thought. I also have a strong interest in Eastern thought, especially in philosophical Daoism. Because I believe that our current environmental crisis is among the most important challenges that we face as a society, most of my work in the past few years has been focused on this issue.
“Kant and Climate Change,” Humanities and Sustainability: Ecology in the Information Age, Florida Gulf Coast University, May 8-9, 2009.
“The Need for Basic Rights: A Critique of Nozick’s Entitlement Theory,” New Mexico-West Texas Philosophical Society’s 60th Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, March 27-28, 2009.
“Heidegger, Politics, and Daoism,” Uehiro CrossCurrents Conference: Crisis and Opportunity, University of Hawaii, March 19-20, 2008.
Works in Progress:
“A Daoist Approach to a Sustainable Future: The Relevance of the Distant Past”
“The Green Heidegger: Evaluating the Usefulness of Viewing Heidegger as an Environmental Thinker"