Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2006
Office: Liberal Arts 101B
Office Phone: (406) 243-2351
Fax: (406) 243-5313
Areas of Interest
- Nineteenth Century Continental Philosophy (especially Kierkegaard and Nietzsche)
- Ancient Greek Philosophy (especially Plato’s Socrates)
- Philosophy of Literature and Film
- PHIL 105: Existentialism
- PHIL 105: Philosophy and Film
- PHIL 251: History of Ancient Philosophy
- PHIL 444: Topics in Philosophy of Film
- PHIL 465: Kierkegaard’s Concluding Unscientific Postscript
- PHIL 495: Plato's Socrates and the Sophists
- “Understanding Kierkegaard's Johannes Climacus in the Postscript: Mirror of the Reader's Faults or Socratic Exemplar?,” Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook, edited by Niels Jørgen Cappelørn, Hermann Deuser and others (Berlin and New York: de Gruyter, 2007), 424-440.
- “Kierkegaard’s Socratic Point of View,” Kierkegaardiana 24 (2007): 132-162. Reprinted (abridged version with new first section) in A Companion to Socrates, eds. Sara Ahbel-Rappe and Rachana Kamtekar (Oxford: Blackwell, 2005), 389-405.
- “The Socratic Method of Kierkegaard’s Pseudonym Johannes Climacus,” Kierkegaard and the Word(s), eds. Poul Houe and Gordon Marino (Copenhagen: Reitzel, 2003), 139-150.
- Review of International Kierkegaard Commentary, Volume 12: Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments, ed. Robert Perkins, in International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 47 (April 2000): 124-127.
- “Can Philosophy Make You Happy?,” The University of Montana Philosophy Society, April 12, 2007.
- “Understanding Kierkegaard’s Johannes Climacus in the Postscript: Mirror of the Reader’s Faults or Socratic Exemplar?,” Søren Kierkegaard Society, Eastern Division APA, December 29, 2005.
- Comments on Erik Lindland, “ ‘Marriage’ in the Journals and Papers,” Fifth International Kierkegaard Conference, St. Olaf College, July 14, 2005.
- “Epicurus and Hemingway on the Fear of Death and the Happy Life,” The University of Montana, February 1, 2005.
- “Plato’s Apology and Kierkegaard’s Ironic Socrates,” Søren Kierkegaard Research Center, University of Copenhagen, March 12, 2002.
- “Socratic Method in Philosophical Fragments,” Søren Kierkegaard Research Center, University of Copenhagen, October 23, 2001.
- “Climacus’ Socratic Art of ‘Taking-Away’: Indirect Communication in Philosophical Fragments,” Fourth International Kierkegaard Conference, St. Olaf College, June 12, 2001.
- Comments on Alvaro Valls, “Between Socrates and Christ: On Irony and Love in Kierkegaard,” Fourth International Kierkegaard Conference, St. Olaf College, June 11, 2001.
- “Climacus’ Socratic Art of ‘Taking-Away’: Indirect Communication in Philosophical Fragments,” Continental Philosophy Workshop, University of Chicago, May 2001.
- Comments on Jonathan Weinberg, “Towards a Non-Verificationist Reading of the Private Language Argument,” Mid-South Philosophy Conference, University of Memphis, February 27, 1998.
- Comments on Ronald Hustwit, “Fragments in Advance of Reading
Either/Or,” Third International Kierkegaard Conference,
St. Olaf College, June 9, 1997.
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