Associate Professor of Philosophy
PhD University of Toronto, 2001
BA Indiana University, 1993
Areas of Research: Philosophy of Literature. Aesthetics. Philosophy of Language.
- Fiction and the Weave of Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007 (2012, paperback edition). Review in Times Higher Education
- In Progress. Poetry, Metaphor, and Nonsense: An Essay on Meaning. Under contract with Oxford University Press
- Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Literature. London: Routledge, 2015. Coeditor, w/ Noël Carroll
- The Philosophy of Poetry. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.
- Narrative, Emotion, and Insight. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2011. Coeditor, w/ Noël Carroll. Review in NDPR
- A Sense of the World: Essays on Fiction, Narrative, and Knowledge. London: Routledge, 2007. Coeditor, with Luca Pocci and Wolfgang Huemer. Review in NDPR
- The Literary Wittgenstein. London: Routledge, 2004. Coeditor, with Wolfgang Huemer. Review in Times Literary Supplement
*Copies of essays are available at PhilPapers
- "What Makes a Poem Philosophical?" Forthcoming in M. LeMahieu and K. Zumhagen-Yekplé (eds.), Wittgenstein and Modernism. U Chicago Press, 2016.
- "Empathy." in N. Carroll and J. Gibson (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Literature, 2015.
- "Literature, Interpretation and Meaning Skepticism." Forthcoming n D. Grube (ed), Meaning and Interpretation. Brill, 2016.
- "On Zamir's Acts." Article review forthcoming in Iyyun, The Jerusalem Philosophical Quarterly
- "Narrative & The Literary Imagination." In A. Speight (ed.), Narrative, Philosophy & Life. Springer, 2014.
- "Zombie Philosophy." In E. Comentale and A Jaffe (eds.), This Year's Work at The Zombie Research Center. Indiana University Press, 2014.
- "Representation and the Novel." The Henry James Review, 34.3(2013):220-231
- "What Does a Humanist Want?" in P. Hanna (ed.), Reality and Culture. Rodopi, 2013.
- "Selves on Selves: The Philosophical Significance of Autobiography." Article review in Journal of Aesthetic Education 46.4 (2012):109-119.
- “The Question of Poetic Meaning.” Nonsite 4 (2012).
Charles Altieri's response to a few of the papers in this issue.
- “Skepticism and the Idea of an Other.” In Stanley Cavell and Literary Studies: Consequences of Skepticism. New York: Continuum, 2011. W/ Simona Bertacco.
- “Thick Narratives.” In Narrative, Emotion & Insight.
- “Interpretation, Sincerity, and Theory.” Contemporary Aesthetics, Vol. 8 (2010).
- “Fiction and Emotion.” In Oxford Companion to Emotion and the Affective Sciences, pp. 184-185. Edited by David Sanders and Klaus R. Scherer. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. *Encyclopedia entry
- “Literature and Knowledge.” In Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. 467-85.
- “Cognitivism and The arts.” Philosophy Compass 3.4 (2008): 573-89.
- “Kritischer Pluralismus und Erkenntniszuwachs.” In Kunst Denken, pp. 105-116. Paderborn: Mentis, 2007.
- “The Prospects of Literary Cognitivism.” in A Sense of the World: Essays on Fiction, Narrative and Knowledge.
- “Interpreting Words, Interpreting Worlds.” Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 64.4 (2006): 439-50.
- “Reading for Life.” In The Literary Wittgenstein.
- “Between Truth and Triviality.” The British Journal of Aesthetics 43.3 (2003): 224-37.
- “On (Not) Making Oneself Know.” Symposium titled Shakespeare and Philosophy. University of Mississippi, April 20th
- "Criticism, Theory, and the Constitution of Art.” Modernist Studies Association, Annual Meeting. Boston. November 22nd, 2015.
- Conference in honor of Joseph Margolis's 90th birthday, Temple U, May 9th, 2014.
- "Voice & The Literary Conception of Selfhood." Rutgers University, April 22nd, 2014
- Author Meets Critics session on Tzachi Zamir's Acts: Theater, Philosophy and the Performing Self, American Society for Aesthetics, November 2nd 2013.
- “What Makes a Poem Philosophical?” American Comparative Literature Association, Brown University, March 29th-April 1st 2012.
- “Milton, Kant & The Literary Imagination,” presented at “Philosophical Perspectives on Paradise Lost (Book IX): An International Workshop in Honor of Professor Sanford Budick,” The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, December 14th-15th, 2011.
- “Problems of Meaning in Poetry and Metaphor,” presented at The University of Tampere, Finland, November 10th, 2011.
- “The Problem of Poetic Meaning,” presented at No Quarrel: Philosophy and Literature Today, Boston University, April 2nd, 2011.
- “Skepticism and the Idea of an Other,” presented at a symposium in honor of Stanley Cavell, Harvard Humanities Center, October 14th -16th, 2010.
- “The Question of Poetic Meaning,” presented at Wittgenstein and Aesthetics: 3rd British Wittgenstein Society Annual Conference, University of Southampton (UK), June 28th, 2010.