I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Emory & Henry College in Southwest Virginia. I have also taught at the University of Missouri and Cornell University.

I work on ancient Greek and Roman philosophy. My main project right now examines the physics and metaphysics of the Hellenistic Stoics. The Stoics were physicalists, panentheists, and metaphysical foundationalists. I try to work out exactly how they combined those views. Here's a problem: we don't have any complete, original Stoic treatises. So I also defend a "functionalist" interpretive methodology for sorting out the secondhand sources that report the Stoics' views.

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