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.

In aesthetics, my work focuses on visual art, beauty and aesthetic properties.  My recent book, Beauty and the End of Art, Wittgenstein, Plurality and Perception (Bloomsbury, 2016) uses Wittgenstein’s later work and contemporary theory of perception to offer new approaches to art and beauty that explain the historical and cross-cultural plurality of both.
I have edited a collection of newly commissioned articles Art, Representation, and Make-Believe: Essays on the Philosophy of Kendall L. Walton forthcoming this June 2021 (Routledge).

My current book project develops a new approach to perception that pays attention to aesthetics from the outset Perception, Understanding and Aesthetics.

For more about my research and my current projects 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