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Associate Professor of Philosophy
Contact Info

Office: Cleveland 206
Phone: (540) 568-6394
Fax: (540) 568-8072

Co-Founder and Co-Director, JMU Logic and Reasoning Institute (website)


B.S. University of Wisconsin, Madison
Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Sample publications:

"The Definition of Art," in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

"Defining Art," in The Continuum Companion to Aesthetics. London: Continuum (2012).

“Moral Goodness, Social Kinds, Natural Kinds, and Homeostatic Property Clusters,” in Applied Ethics: Theories, Methods, and Cases. Center for Applied Ethics and Philosophy, Hokkaido University: Sapporo, Japan (2012).

"On the Prototype Theory of Concepts and the Definition of Art," in the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 63(3): 231-236.

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