I have been teaching at CSULA since fall of 2007. I completed my Ph.D. in 2003 at the State University of New York at Stony Brook with faculty participation from the University of Wuppertal in Germany where I was a research fellow for two and a half years. My area of specialization is 20th century continental philosophy, especially Husserl and classical phenomenology. I also have research interests in early modern philosophy, esp. Leibniz and Kant, as well as in philosophy of mind and philosophy of language.
My teaching interests are in Phenomenology, Existentialism, and Modern Philosophy. In the future I hope to develop cross-traditional courses in classical phenomenology and philosophies of mind and language. I also teach Critical Thinking, Human Values, Meaning of Human Life, and Knowledge and Reality.
Currently I am working on a new interpretation of Husserl's semantics, phenomenological theories of intersubjectivity, phenomenological views on personal individuation and identity—and, hopefully, how they relate to one another in a holistic theory of consciousness.
Publications and Presentations
|"Duality of Non-Conceptual Content in Husserl's Phenomenology of Perception." Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 4.2 (2005): 209-229.|
|"Presence and Origin: On the Possibility of Static-Genetic Distinction." Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 36.2 (2005): 129-147.|
|"Towards a Phenomenological Monadology. On Husserl and Mahnke." Subjektivität-Verantwortung-Wahrheit: Neue Aspekte der Husserlschen Phänomenologie. Eds. David Carr and Christian Lotz. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2002. 243-259.|
|"Leibniz on Concept and Substance." International Philosophical Quarterly 46.3 (2006): 309-325.|
|"What Kind of Idealist Was Leibniz?" British Journal for the History of Philosophy 13.1 (2005): 91-110.|
|Review of "Phänomenologie und Leibniz," by Renato Cristin and Kiyoshi Sakai. Husserl Studies 20 (2004): 161-166.|
|Review of Descartes and Husserl, by Paul S. MacDonald. Journal of the History of Philosophy 38.4 (2000): 593-595.|
|"Husserl on Personal Individuation." California Phenomenology Circle. Cal Poly, San Luis-Obispo, CA. Apr. 2008.|
|"How does Husserl make sense?" Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy. Philadelphia, PA. Oct. 2006.|
|"Husserl's Monadological Reduction." Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy. Oct. 2004.|
|"Concept and Substance in Leibniz's Metaphysics." Atlantic Canada Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy. Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. July 2004.|
|"Objectivity in Husserl's Theory of Constitution." Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy. Nov. 2003.|
|"Duality of Non-conceptual Content in Husserl's Theory of Perception." Husserl Circle. Fordham University, New York, NY. June 2003.|
- Ph.D. Philosophy 2003
- M.A. Philosophy 2001
- B.A. Philosophy 1995
SUNY Stony Brook
Stony Brook, New York
SUNY Stony Brook
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