Publications [abstracts here]

  1. On Being Awesome: A Unified Theory of How Not to Suck, Penguin Books, 2017 [English, Audio, Turkish]

  2. “Personal Ideals as Metaphors,” Journal of the American Philosophical Association, 3(3): 265-283, 2017 [selected for an author-meets-critics session at the 2019 Pacific APA meeting]

  3.  “On the Interest in Beauty and Disinterest,” Philosophers’ Imprint, Vol. 16, No. 9, 2016

  4. “Using the Street for Art: A Reply to Baldini,” Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, vol. 74, no. 2, 2016

  5. “On the Aesthetic Ideal,” British Journal of Aesthetics, 55 (4):433-447, 2015 [voted one of the five best aesthetics articles of 2015 by Aesthetics for Birds] 

  6. “Personal Style and Artistic Style,” The Philosophical Quarterly, 65 (261):711-731, 2015

  7. “Levinson on the Aesthetic Ideal,” The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, vol. 71, no. 3, 2013

  8. “Street Art: The Transfiguration of the Commonplaces,” The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, vol. 68, no. 3, 2010

Book Reviews, Internet, Podcast, Encyclopedia Articles, Etc.

  1. Contributor to Season3, Episode 10 of Slate’s Hi-Phi Nation: YOLO Apologetics: (June 22, 2019)

  2. High five! Awesomeness as the Imperative of Our Time,” Aeon Magazine,, 2/9/16

  3. Review of Explaining Beauty in Mathematics: An Aesthetic Theory of Mathematics, by Ulianov Montano, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 2016

  4. Review of Acts: Theater, Philosophy, and the Performing Self, by Tzachi Zamir, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, September 2015

  5. “Beauty and Love,” and “Street Art and Graffiti” in the Oxford Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, ed. Michael Kelly, 2014