Participation in the classroom environment is and should be viewed as entering into a community shaped by a shared work and a shared passion for the search for truth and meaning. Thus, I am excited to share with my students my own passion for this search, especially in study of some of the great texts of Western Philosophy. My main interests in philosophy revolve particularly around questions of ethics and meta-ethics as well as philosophical anthropology and the philosophy of religion. My favorite thinkers include Edmund Husserl, Max Scheler, and Edith Stein as well as Augustine, Bonaventure, and Duns Scotus.
“Edith Stein on Social Ontology and the Constitution of Individual Moral Identity.” History of Women Philosophers, ed. Sebastian Luft and Ruth Hagengruber (Springer). Forthcoming.
“On the Aristotelian Underpinnings of Husserl’s Ethics of Vocation,” The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy 15 (2017): Forthcoming.
“Edith Stein and the Truth of Husserl’s Ethical Concept of the ‘True Self,’” in Alles Wesentlich lässt sich nicht schreiben. Leben und Denken Edith Steins im Spiegel ihres Gesamtwerks, herausgegeben von Andreas Speer und Stephan Regh, in Zusammenarbeit mit Sr. Antonia Sondermann OCD (Freiburg im Breisgau: Herder Verlag, 2016), 290-306.
“Renewal and Tradition: Phenomenology as ‘Faith Seeking Understanding’ in the Work of Edmund Husserl,” American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 89 (2015): 1-26.
“Haecceitas as Value and as Moral Horizon: A Scotist Contribution to the Project of a Phenomenological Ethics,” American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 87 (2013): 459-480.
“Faith, Reason, and the Place of ‘Christian Philosophy’ in Edith Stein,” Quaestiones Disputatae 4 (2013): 8-21.