My primary research and teaching interests are in the philosophy of mind, especially the philosophy of perception, in aesthetics with focus on visual art, and in the later work of Ludwig Wittgenstein.

I recently published a book that draws these research areas together. Beauty and the End of Art, Wittgenstein, Plurality and Perception argues that Wittgenstein’s later work and contemporary theory of perception offer just what we need for new approaches to art and beauty that explain the historical plurality of both.  Currently, I am working on two books, a research monograph on perception Perception, Understanding and Aesthetics, and an edited collection on the work of Kendall L. Walton, Art, Representation, and Make-Believe: Essays on the Philosophy of Kendall L. Walton.  

For more about my research and my current projects please see the research section.

Address:  Philosophy Department, MW building, Office MW364  UTSC
Philosophy Department, Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St George St., Office 513  Downtown Campus