I am Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami. My main area of interest at the moment is metaphysics. My most recent book is Making Objects and Events: A Hylomorphic Theory of Artifacts, Actions, and Organisms. The book is largely about artifacts and I am now thinking more about making and creation, and about social ontology and the philosophy of literature. Before this current phase of research, I worked in epistemology. My previous book is Epistemic Dimensions of Personhood, which dealt with the ways in which what it is to be a person has specifically epistemological consequences.
Besides my CV, links to some papers, and a fuller description of my current research, you can find on these pages some musical compositions from an earlier phase of my existence, extensive material on how Couperin's piece "Les Barricades Mystérieuses" has been used by other creative artists, some translations of songs by the Italian singer-songwriter Fabrizio de Andrè, and a translation of the philosophically interesting sonnet "S'i fosse foco" by Cecco Angiolieri.
Department of Philosophy University of Miami Coral Gables FL 33124-4670 305 284 4757 (tel) 305 284 5594 (fax) firstname.lastname@example.org
Making Objects and Events: A Hylomorphic Theory of Artifacts, Actions, and Organisms
Epistemic Dimensions of Personhood