my writing

My research is phenomenology—philosophy of technology, philosophy of art

• I am currently writing Distracted from Meaning, a book about smartphones, self-identity, and well-being (Bloomsbury Academic, 2022);

• I am currently writing “Live Performance as a Focal Practice” — for The Oxford Handbook on the Phenomenology of Music (2022). This chapter will draw upon Albert Borgmann’s philosophy of technology—specifically his concepts of focal practices and focal things—to make sense of the precariousness and meaningfulness of live musical performance.

• “Being-with Smartphones,” Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 25, no. 2 (2021)

“On the Divide: Analytic and Continental Philosophy of Music,” The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 75, no. 1 (2017): 49–58;

• “From the Author’s Perspective: Groove: A Phenomenology of Rhythmic Nuance,” American Society for Aesthetics Newsletter, Spring 2015;

• Groove: A Phenomenology of Rhythmic Nuance, Bloomsbury Academic, 2014;

• Key Terms in Philosophy of Art, Bloomsbury Academic, 2013;

• “In Praise of Ambiguity: Musical Subtlety and Merleau-Ponty,” Contemporary Aesthetics 11 (2013);

• “Philosophy of Music,” in The Grove Dictionary of American Music, second edition. Ed., Charles Hiroshi Garrett, (Oxford University Press, 2013). Also published online at Grove Music Online (Oxford Music Online, Oxford University Press);

• “Continental Philosophy and Music,” in The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Music. Eds., Theodore Gracyk and Andrew Kania (Routledge, 2011);

• “Musical Musical Nuance,” The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 68 (2010): 1-10;

• “Musical Experience, Philosophical Perspectives,” in The Oxford Companion to Consciousness. Eds., Tim Bayne, Axel Cleeremans, and Patrick Wilken (Oxford University Press, 2009) Also published online at Oxford Reference.