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I received my PhD in philosophy from the University of Waterloo in 2002. I have taught at Wilfrid Laurier and Dalhousie University.
Research Interests / Ongoing Projects
The main focus of my research is the relation between love and personal identity. I have written several papers on this topic and one of my longer-term projects is a manuscript which has been tentatively titled Romantic Love: Alienation and Identification. In the meantime I am editing a textbook titled Love and Sex: Philosophical Perspectives for Oxford University Press, Canada.
Student Opportunities / Supervising
I have recently supervised students in our MA program whose major research papers have focused on Moral Psychology as well as the work of Jean-Paul Sartre. I am also willing to supervise students interested in the philosophy of love and sex and the work of Søren Kierkegaard.
Desire, Love, and Identity: Philosophy of Sex and Love, Oxford University Press, Canada, 2017 (edited volume).
"Persons and Properties: A Sartrean Perspective on Love's Object," European Journal of Philosophy, (forthcoming; accepted on September 13, 2016).
"Sartre and Contemporary Moral Psychology", Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy, Volume 20, Number 2, 2016, 92-103.
"The Priority of the Good Over Right in Love: Challenging Velleman's Kantian View", Etyka 52/2016, 47-57 (the journal of the Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw), special issue titled "The Ethics of Close Relationships."
"The Embodied Object of Erotic Love: Sartre and Sexual Desire" in Forces of the Erotic: Past and Present Transgressions, Transformations and Bliss, edited by Doreen Bauschke and Dena Gilby, Oxford: United Kingdom, Interdisciplinary.net Press, 2014, 45-59.
"Overcoming a Euthyphro Problem in Personal Love: Imagination and Personal Identity," The Journal of Philosophical Psychology, Volume 24, Number 6 (December, 2011), 825-844.
"Bestowal Without Appraisal: Problems in Harry Frankfurt's Characterization of Love and Personal Identity," Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Volume 12, Issue 2 (2009), pp. 153-168.