I am Professor of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut, having taught at the University of Virginia from 1993 to 2013. I am also Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Philosophia. I have held fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the National Humanities Center, the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Since 2009 I have directed Project High-Phi, which works to incorporate philosophy into American high schools.

My specializations are in Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, and Aesthetics. I am also interested in Metaphysics, Ep…

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