My research is grounded in hermeneutics and phenomenology. The unifying question my work addresses is how to develop a proper relation to history, one that neither mindlessly affirms nor all too quickly dismisses tradition but rather cultivates a proper consciousness of the past. Hence, I have systematic interests in aesthetics, the philosophy of the human sciences, and political philosophy. The main questions occupying me at present are 1. an account of normativity appropriate for interpretive disciplines and 2. the limits of the “fusion of horizons” in light of historical alienation. My approach to teaching is also guided by these concerns,…

Read more