I teach philosophy at the University of Victoria. I am mainly interested in philosophy of art, philosophy of language and the realism vs. anti-realism debate. Currently, I am working on a project on aesthetic judgement that combines these interests. I have just completed a translation of Les beaux arts by Charles Batteux, complete with an introduction and extensive notes. For several years I had a sideline on cultural property and cultural appropriation. I am not actively working in that area any longer. I am embarking on a new project on moral issues engendered by new artistic practices and technologies.