I have a PhD in philosophy from New York University and a BA in philosophy from UC Berkeley. My work has been published in a variety of places, including Philosophers' Imprint, The Philosophical Quarterly, The British Journal of Aesthetics, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, McSweeney's, and Penguin Books. I'm an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of San Diego. Much of my writing focuses on areas where the line between art and life is blurred: personal style, ideals, beauty’s transformative import, social art, street art and graffiti, social norms and ‘openings', self-presentation, creativity in po…

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