My ancient Greek philosophy scholarship explores the intersection of ethics, art and emotion; the dramatic and educational aspects of Plato’s dialogues; and ‘purpose’ or ‘telos’ in Aristotle’s natural philosophy.
My latest scholarly work is a contribution to a new English translation and interpretation of Aristotle’s “On the Progression of Animals
,” to be published by Cambridge University Press.
I have also written an adventure memoir
about bikepacking the Arizona Trail from Mexico to Utah.
EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles, Department of Philosophy; PhD, 2012
University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Philosophy; MA, 2008
University of California, Los Angeles; B.A., Summa Cum Laude and Departmental Honors in philosophy, 2005
Work Shared in CORE
English translation, commentary and interpretation of chapters 14-15 of Aristotle’s “On the Progression of Animals,” edited by Andrea Falcon and Stasinos Stavrianeas (Cambridge University Press)
“Poetry and Skiagraphia in Republic X: A New Analysis of Tragic Mimesis,” POLITEIA Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 2-27.
“Review of Beauty: The Fortunes of an Ancient Greek Idea by David Konstan,” The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Vol. 75, No. 1, pp. 86-88.
“Audience Psychology and Censorship in Plato’s Republic: The Problem of the Irrational Part,” Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 205-215
“Review of Plato on Art and Beauty by A.E. Denham (ed.),” The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Vol. 72, No. 1, pp. 104-106.
“Plato’s Phaedo as a Pedagogical Drama,” Ancient Philosophy, Vol. 33, No. 2 , pp. 333-352
ACCEPTED WITH REVISIONS (revised draft under review)
“Plato on Laughing at People,” Ancient Philosophy
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