Professor of Philosophy
311 Malloy Hall
by appointment or as specified on course syllabus
My principal areas of research are the history of 18th-20th-century European philosophy, the philosophy of art, and social and political philosophy.
I studied philosophy as an undergraduate, having started out in classics. After a hiatus of about a decade, I did graduate work in philosophy at the University of Munich and at Columbia University. I have taught at Notre Dame since 2001, with visiting stints at Cambridge and Munich.
On leave for the academic year 2022-2023
Irony and Idealism. Oxford, 2016.
On Architecture. Routledge, 2009.
Philosophy of Sculpture: Historical Problems, Contemporary Approaches, ed. Routledge, 2020 (with K. Gjesdal and I. Torsen).
The Cambridge Companion to Critical Theory, ed. Cambridge, 2004.