|1992 - Present||Associate Professor, University of Dayton ‐ Department of Philosophy|
|1990||PhD, University of Chicago|
|1982||MA, University of Chicago|
|1979||BA, Southern Methodist University|
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Naturalism and the Surreptitious Embrace of Necessity Metaphilosophy (2011)
In this article, two philosophical positions that structure distinct approaches in the history of metaphysics and epistemology are briefly characterized and contrasted. While one view, “naturalism,” rejects an a priori commitment to necessity, the other ...
Kant and Wittgenstein: Common Sense, Therapy, and the Critical Philosophy Philosophia (2009)
Kant’s reputation for making absolutist claims about universal and necessary conditions for the possibility of experience are put here in the broader context of his goals for the Critical philosophy. It is shown that within ...
Cover Songs: Ambiguity, Multivalence, Polysemy Popular Musicology Online (2008)
The notion of a “cover song” is central to an understanding of contemporary popular music, and has certainly received its share of attention in writing about contemporary music, from the mainstream press to slightly more ...
Looking for a Fight: An Agonistic Strategy for Teaching Teaching Philosophy (2006)
This exercise requires students—particularly in Introduction to Philosophy courses—to use Internet chatrooms in an “agonistic” fashion, actively seeking out others with whom to argue. Generally using topics in applied ethics, students develop skills in articulating ...
BonJour, Kant, and the 'A Priori' Disputatio: Philosophical Research Bulletin (1999)
In his 1985 The Structure of Empirical Knowledge, Laurence BonJour presented a compelling and articulate defense of a coherence theory of knowledge. Following what he called a “dialectical” strategy, he began by indicating the central ...
The Limits of Gendered Reason Grazer Philosophische Studien (1999)
In recent years, an approach within feminist philosophy of reason has emerged, for convenience called "gendered reason," that states that due to differences of sex and gender, women and men perceive, think, know, understand, judge, ...
Kant's Critical Model of the Experiencing Subject Idealistic Studies (1995)
In an appendix to the Transcendental Analytic of the Critique of Pure Reason, Kant remarks Leibniz intellectualized appearances, just as Locke ... sensualized all concepts or the understanding, i.e. interpreted them as nothing more than ...
Nietzsche, Kant, and the Thing in Itself International Studies in Philosophy (1993)
Nietzsche .scholarship —- and here I will be talking exclusively about English-language work—has come a long way since Walter Kaufmann's groundbreaking study appeared in 1950. During this same time span, and particularly in the last ...
Necessity and Possibility: The Logical Strategy of Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason' Philosophy Faculty Publications (2008)
If logic provides rules for thought, can there be similar rules for human experience? Kurt Mosser argues that reading Kant's Critique of Pure Reason as an argument for such a logic of experience makes more ...
Conference papers (4)
Kant's General Logic and Aristotle Proceedings of the XXII World Congress of Philosophy (2008)
In the Critique of Pure Reason, Kant uses the term “logic” in a bewildering variety of ways, at times making it close to impossible to determine whether he is referring to (among others) general logic, ...
The Noise of Battle: Talking Philosophy on the Internet Proceedings of the XXII World Congress of Philosophy (2008)
Although the Internet is often used to talk with those with whom one agrees, this paper presents an "agonistic" strategy designed to help students find discussion partners with whom they disagree. This "agonistic" strategy has ...