Research Interests

I work primarily on issues and figures in moral psychology, ethics, Kant, aesthetics, and 19th and 20th century European philosophy.  Broadly speaking I am interested in non-ideal phenomena in ethical life and moral psychology.  Topics include ethical self-knowledge and self-opacity, moral repair (especially apology), finitude and dependency, and the significance of aesthetic experience.  Figures I work on include Kant, Freud, Nietzsche, Cavell and Murdoch.

I am writing a book tentatively entitled Opaque Animals: On Self-Opacity, Agency, and Experience, and am working on a project on film and philosophy, specifically on the philosophical significance of genre films.