I write and teach philosophy. I have a PhD in philosophy from NYU and a BA in philosophy from UC Berkeley. I teach at the University of San Diego. Most of my work is in aesthetics and the philosophy of art and connects to themes in ethics, action, moral psychology, and social philosophy. I’m also interested in the history of philosophy, especially Kant.

For a popular/accessible take on these themes, see my recent book On Being Awesome: A Unified Theory of How Not to Suck (Penguin, 2017). You can also hear about some of my work on this episode of the podcast Hi-Phi Nation and read more about me in this interview with Scientific American