Ancient Philosophy (especially Plato)
Nineteenth-century Philosophy (Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Freud)
Courses Recently Taught
Topics in Plato’s Aesthetics (Fall 2009)
Alternatives to Mimesis (Fall 2007)
Nietzsche (Fall 2002, Spring 2001)
The Nietzsche Disappointment: Reckoning with Nietzsche's Unkept Promises on Origins and Outcomes, Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield, 2005.
Plato and the Republic, second edition, London, Routledge, 2003. Also translated into Portuguese as A República de Platão, into Greek as E Politeia tou Platona (2005). (First edition, 1995)
"Aristotle's Aesthetiquette," in Ronald Scapp and Brian Seitz (eds.) Etiquette: Reflections on Contemporary Comportment. Albany, SUNY Press, 2006, pp. 8 Ð 17.
"Aristotle," in Berys Gaut and Dominic Lopes (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics, 2nd edition. London, Routledge, 2005, pp. 15-27.
"Morality Gags," The Monist 88 (2005): 52-71.
"The Eternal-Serpentine," in Christa D. Acampora and Ralph R. Acampora (eds.), A Nietzschean Bestiary. Lanham, Rowman and Littlefield, 2004, pp. 71-82.
"Authorship and Authority," in William Irwin (ed.) The Death and Resurrection of the Author? Westport, Connecticut, Greenwood Press, 2002, pp. 317-32; revised from 1989 journal article.
"Philhellenism and Greek Philosophy," The Philosophical Forum 32 (2001): 165-73.
"Aristotle," in Berys Gaut and Dominic Lopes (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics. London, Routledge, 2001, pp. 15-26.
"Public Art as Nature," in Hilde Hein and Hafthor Yngvason (eds.) A Philosophical Anthology on Public Art, London, Basil Blackwell, 2000.
"Aristotle," in Dominic Lopes (ed.) The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics, London, Routledge, 2000.
"Psychoanalysis and Film: The Question of the Interpreter," in Robert Prince (ed.) The Death of Psychoanalysis: Murder, Suicide, or Rumor Greatly Exaggerated, New York, Aronson Press, 1999.
"Mimesis in Aristophanes and Plato," Philosophical Inquiry 21 (1999): 61-78.