Distinguished Professor of Philosophy
Susan Resneck Pierce Professor of Humanities and Honors
BA, Cornell University, 1981
PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1991
Areas of Interest
History of Philosophy: Ancient Greek Philosophy, Kant, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Deleuze
Philosophy of Time, Personal Identity, Freedom of the Will, Death and the Meaning of Life
Aesthetics, Philosophy of Film, Philosophy of Literature
Political Theory, Posthumanism, Bioethics
The Death of Nietzsche's Zarathustra (Cambridge University Press, 2010)
Translation in progress (with David F. Tinsley) of Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra and Unpublished Fragments from the Period of Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Vols 7, 14, 15 of The Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche, Stanford University Press)
“Eternal Recurrence,” in Oxford Handbook on Nietzsche, eds. Ken Gemes and John Richardson, Oxford University Press, 2013.
“Will to Power and Panpsychism: A New Exegesis of BGE 36,” in Nietzsche on Mind and Nature, eds. Manuel Dries and Peter Kail, Oxford University Press, 2014.