I am Professor of Philosophy at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. I earned a Ph.D. from Brown University. I was recently a visiting professor at Corpus Christi College at the University of Cambridge. I am also the series editor for Wiley-Blackwell’s This is Philosophy book series, and a business consultant for the Phosphorus, Inorganic, and Nitrogen Flame Retardants Association of North America (really!). I like bookbinding, woodworking, tennis, cycling, jazz, and craft beer.
I have published a bunch of books. Click the “Books” button at the top to see them. The latest are The Myth of Luck: Philosophy, Fate, and Fortune (Bloomsbury) and the 2nd edition of This is Philosophy: An Introduction (Wiley-Blackwell).
I’ve published several dozen scholarly papers on topics like luck, relativism, Nietzsche, intuition, and perdurance. I’m known for the first expertise defense of intuition, and for inventing the idea of a paper abortion. Click the “Research Articles” button at the top.
If you want to see some essays I’ve written for a broader audience in venues like Aeon, Quillette, and The Chronicle of Higher Education, just click the “Popular Articles” button at the top.
I do traditional hand bookbinding and restoration of paper, mostly on antiquarian books. Click the “Hobbies” button at the top to see some my work.
I dabble a bit in fine woodworking. Click the “Hobbies” button at the top to see some of the things I’ve done.