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    Suárez and the Problem of External Sensation
    Medieval Philosophy and Theology 10 (2): 217-240. 2001.
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    Singular and Universal In Suárez’s Account of Cognition
    Review of Metaphysics 55 (4). 2002.
    FRANCISCO SUÁREZ, THE GREAT JESUIT PHILOSOPHER AND THEOLOGIAN, has long been recognized as a pivotal figure in the development of Western philosophy. His thought is heavily indebted to the medieval philosophical tradition but also bears striking intimations of key themes in modern thought. In this paper I address one of the most controversial questions related to the thought of Suárez, namely, his relationship to the nominalist tradition. However, I shall do so rather indirectly by focusing not …Read more
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    Uses philosophical concepts in metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and political philosophy to analyze the television series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."
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    Philosophy and Terry Pratchett (edited book)
    with Jacob Held
    It's time to pick up your fedora and embark on a philosophical journey through Discworld! Terry Pratchett is world-famous for the narrative verve and surreal humour of his novels. But now meet another Terry Pratchett – a man of serious metaphysical ideas and sophisticated philosophical insights. In Philosophy and Terry Pratchett thirteen professional philosophers survey such key philosophical issues as personal identity, the nature of destiny, the value of individuality, the meaning of existenti…Read more
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    Philosophy and Theology 17 (1/2): 229-231. 2005.
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    Mad Men and Philosophy: Nothing is as It Seems (edited book)
    with Rod Karveth
    Wiley. 2010.
    _A look at the philosophical underpinnings of the hit TV show, _Mad Men__ With its swirling cigarette smoke, martini lunches, skinny ties, and tight pencil skirts, Mad Men is unquestionably one of the most stylish, sexy, and irresistible shows on television. But the series becomes even more absorbing once you dig deeper into its portrayal of the changing social and political mores of 1960s America and explore the philosophical complexities of its key characters and themes. From Socrates, Plato, …Read more
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    Zabarella, Prime Matter, and the Theory of Regressus
    Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 26 (2): 79-98. 2005.
    The sixteenth-century philosopher Jacopo Zabarella stands near the end of the long Aristotelian dominance of western academic philosophy. Yet, despite the fact that Aristotelianism was soon to be overwhelmed by other currents of thought, Zabarella’s influence on western thought would continue into at least the nineteenth century, and he still provides useful discussions relevant to today’s Aristotle scholars. In what follows, I discuss the existence and essence of matter, and show how Zabarella …Read more
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    Zabarella and the Intentionality of Sensation
    Rivista di Storia Della Filosofia 1. 2002.
    Zabarella and the Intentionality of Sensation - ABSTRACT: In this paper, I examine Zabarella’s account of the intentionality of sensation. By looking at both his account of the production of the sensible species as well as proper activity of the human soul in the process of sensation, I show that he has carefully reinterpreted standard medieval theories of sensation. Most notably, his account of intentionality as a kind of mental attention seems to point towards a type of Cartesian dualism, but …Read more
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    Philosophy and Theology 27 (2): 457-458. 2015.
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    Philosophy and Theology 25 (1): 163-164. 2013.
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    Philosophy and Theology 21 (1): 209-210. 2009.
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    Philosophy and Theology 22 (1): 335-338. 2010.
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    Philosophy and Theology 23 (1): 185-186. 2011.
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    The New Map of the World
    International Philosophical Quarterly 41 (1): 106-108. 2001.
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    Philosophy and Theology 15 (2): 421-422. 2003.
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer earned critical acclaim for its use of metaphor to explore the conflicts of growth, power, and transgression. Its groundbreaking stylistic and thematic devices, boldness and wit earned it an intensely devoted fan base—and as it approached its zenith, attention from media watchdog groups and the Federal Communications Commission. The grim and provocative evolution of the show over its final two seasons polarized its audience, while also breaking new ground for critical an…Read more
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    Plato in the Italian Renaissance
    Review of Metaphysics 51 (1): 157-158. 1997.
    This is a one-volume edition of the original two-volume work published in 1990 with a second edition in 1991. The work falls into two main parts. Volume 1 is devoted to a series of studies describing the revival and dissemination of Plato in the Italian Renaissance. There are four main parts to the first volume. The first part treats the revival of Platonic studies in early fifteenth-century Florence. Here the figure of Leonardo Bruni looms large. Part 2 deals with the revival of Platonic studie…Read more