My interests primarily reside in Ancient philosophy, especially metaphysics, both for its own sake and for its role in grounding other philosophical views in epistemology, psychology, and ethics and politics.
Secondarily, I have interests in contemporary metaphysics, especially the application of Ancient philosophy to problems in causality, modality, mereology, and the mind-body problem. I am also competent in political theory. In another life I was a doctoral student in the political science department at UC Berkeley. Consequently, I have training and lingering interests in topics such as the history of political thought, so-called “communitarianism,” socialism, secularism and religion, and historicism.
Finally, I have tertiary interests in philosophy and literature.